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Leaky Gut Syndrome and Dysbiosis

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Leaky gut syndrome is already present in so many people and yet we are unaware that we have it.

The surface area of our intestines has a lining, and this barrier, which is our healthy intestinal lining, prevents substances from entering our blood stream. (more…)


How to Stop Binge Drinking?

Posted on April 20th, 2015

Binge drinking is widely recognised as a global habit that has serious repercussions on your health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

The acceptable social norms of the past have long been replaced by a new perception that dangerously underestimates the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption, and the effect it has on the body and mind. (more…)


How practical is it to bring drunks to A & E?

Posted on April 16th, 2015

NHS Hospital

Alcoholics admitted to A&E cost NHS £2.7 billion


Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has recently said that he would not dismiss the idea of charging drunks money if they end up in an A & E unit.

The fact that their injuries are a direct result of their choosing to be intoxicated rather than a direct accident or injury sustained by a sober individual has a huge bearing on why taxpayers should not be footing the bill for medical care of an individual who has drunk to excess. The suggestion of charging drunks that attend A&E has been voiced for some years but now due to spiralling NHS costs this may at last become a reality. (more…)


Alcohol Relapse: What it is and how to prevent it

Posted on April 10th, 2015

The term relapse means to fall again. Therefore an alcohol relapse would mean that an individual would fall again into their addiction. Relapse follows a period of abstinence (restraint from indulging in activities experienced as giving pleasure) and occurs in many drinkers who have undergone alcoholism treatment. (more…)


Alcohol Related Offences on a Rise

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Alcohol related crime is a term used to refer to two main categories.

  • Offences where the consumption of alcohol has played a definite role when the offence was committed in that the offender was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offence. Examples being assault, manslaughter, murder, criminal damage, public order offences.
  • Alcohol related offences such as drink driving and drunkenness in a public place.

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Post-Rehab Interview with Jamie C

Posted on March 18th, 2015

anonymous-portraitFind out how it feels to go through a rehab experience. This is an anonymous interview to protect the identity of the patient and let him concentrate on getting his life back on track.

Q: Can you describe the two main reasons that caused you to go rehab?

A: I was broken and had run out of ideas. The alcohol had stopped working. They call it in AA “washing machine head” – paranoia, delusions that you’re ok when you’re not. Everything was hard. (more…)


Is Alcohol Consumption Related to the Unit Price?

Posted on March 12th, 2015

There is a body of evidence that suggests alcohol consumption is related to its price, and that increasing its price results in a significant reduction of its harmful effects, including deaths from road traffic accidents and alcohol related health problems. However there is also contradictory evidence: that those most likely to come to alcohol related harm, the harmful drinkers, are the least likely to respond to increased prices by reducing their consumption.

Alcohol Price

Alcohol Price

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Bring Your Prescription Along or Face a £5,000 Fine!

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

Being under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle has been a major issue since the 19th Century. Laws in the UK have been in place since 1872 under the Licensing Act to avoid accidents caused by individuals driving while in charge of carriages, horses and even cattle. In the 1960’s the first breathalyser was approved and there was an introduction of the maximum legal drink driving limit (more…)


Post-Rehab Interview with Nigel B

Posted on February 19th, 2015

Q: Can you describe the two main reasons that caused you to go rehab?

A: I had enough of living how I was living. I had a feeling I was not going to live much longer if I carried on drinking and living the way I was. (more…)


Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

Posted on February 12th, 2015

There are legal and ethical constraints on research on how alcohol effects the brain of a teenager. Thus in trying to determine the effects of alcohol on the developing brain, tests have always been carried out on animals, primarily rats and mice.

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