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…)
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The acceptable social norms of the past have long been replaced by a new perception that dangerously underestimates the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption, and the effect it has on the body and mind.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…)
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…)
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 crime is a term used to refer to two main categories.
Find 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.
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…)
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.(more…)
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…)
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…)
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.