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Alcoholism: At Which Stage Are You?

Jun 02, 2017

It is not easy to self-diagnose alcoholism. What you term as being able to ‘handle your drink could be a sign that you’re well on your way to becoming an alcoholic. In this piece, we list the stages of alcoholism. Are they applicable to you?

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

How to Stop Drinking

May 26, 2017

It has been a while now that people have been commenting on your drinking habits. Your relationships are suffering and you are noticing a change in your work performance. These and more could indicate that you need to either cut back on the alcohol or stop drinking altogether. We discuss a few tips on doing that.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Take?

May 19, 2017

You’ve been thinking about the fact that you should stop drinking, but you have heard horror stories about the withdrawal and detox process. Although it is certainly a daunting process to go through, it is worthwhile. Here are some facts about how long you will have to deal with the withdrawal symptoms.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

The Dangers and Risks of Alcohol

May 12, 2017

Drinking alcohol is a socially acceptable activity in today’s society. Many people drink socially while others will enjoy the odd glass of wine after work each evening at home. No matter what your drinking habits, though, there are certain dangers and risks that you need to be aware of. There really is no such thing as ‘safe’ drinking.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

The Realities of Alcohol Withdrawal and How to Get Help

May 05, 2017

Many attempts to stop drinking have been thwarted by either the fear of the withdrawal symptoms or the actual withdrawal itself. Now there’s medication to help you through this period of recovery, and you can manage the process more successfully. Find out what to expect and how to get help.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

A Pill to Stop Drinking: How Do Anti-Alcohol Drugs Work

Apr 28, 2017

Trying to stop drinking is very difficult without having to deal with the withdrawal symptoms and the cravings. Nowadays, though, there are medicines that you can take to help you through the detox and recovery phases without having to feel miserable and terrible all the time. Here’s how they work.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

How to Spot a Functioning Alcoholic

Apr 21, 2017

Very often, alcoholics are depicted as worn, homeless men drinking cheap wine from a bottle in a brown paper bag in a dark, stinking alley. However, there are many alcoholics who are successful men and women who would never admit to, or be accused of, having a drinking problem. They are called functioning alcoholics.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

Excessive Drinking Leads to Criminal Charges

Apr 14, 2017

Leaving your children with someone who drinks excessively is a dangerous thing to do. A man was recently given community service for being drunk while taking care of a baby and an eight-year-old child. This is but one of the risks that friends and family can face when dealing with an alcoholic.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

What Is the Definition of Alcoholism?

Apr 07, 2017

Drinking is a common occurrence in society, and it is often an almost accepted ritual at social gatherings. But when are you drinking because you are enjoying yourself and when are you drinking because you’re an alcoholic? Defining alcoholism is very important in the treatment of the illness.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

How to Spot an Alcoholic in The Workplace

Mar 31, 2017

Although alcohol abuse can cause a lot of grief and frustration to the family and friends of an alcoholic, there are also severe consequences of alcoholism in the workplace. You, as a colleague or supervisor, should know how to spot an alcoholic in the workplace in order to minimise the impact of their alcohol abuse.

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