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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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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

‘Wide Awake Drunk’

Mar 24, 2017

There’s a growing trend amongst the drinking ranks, and it’s one that puts drinkers at an increased risk of injury, insomnia, and heart palpitations. You might have participated in the trend yourself if you’ve had a Jaeger bomb, vodka and red bull, or espresso martini. It is the dangerous combination of caffeine and alcohol that has raised concerns about increased risk of injury for those who partake.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

The Search Continues for Medicines to Combat Alcohol Addiction

Mar 17, 2017

When one considers the numbers of those afflicted with the illness of alcoholism over the years, as well as the advancement of medical science, it is difficult to believe there aren’t more options available to help treat alcoholics by way of prescription medications. As it stands now, there are just four medications approved for use in helping people overcome their alcohol addiction in the UK.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

How to Decide When is it Time for an Alcohol Addiction Intervention

Mar 10, 2017

Addiction often damages the lives of an addict’s loved ones in addition to their own. Alcohol dependence can destroy families and leave relationships in ruin. If a relative is suffering in the grips of addiction, you may be wondering if it is time for an intervention.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

How to Decide When is it Time for an Alcohol Addiction Intervention

Mar 08, 2017

Addiction often damages the lives of an addict’s loved ones in addition to their own. Alcohol dependence can destroy families and leave relationships in ruin. If a relative is suffering in the grips of addiction, you may be wondering if it is time for an intervention.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

Addiction Helplines and Bedtime Stories?

Mar 03, 2017

Imagine being an addiction helpline counsellor answering the phone to the voice of a child. The child on the other end asks you to read a story because mum or dad is too drunk to do it. Believe it or not, this happens quite often. Addiction counsellors are often surrogate parents.

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Lisa Taylor
Lisa TaylorAddiction Counsellor

What Do We Do If Alcohol Warnings Are Ignored?

Feb 24, 2017

The government has made a concerted effort to educate people about responsible drinking. From official health warnings to responsible drinking posters, the hope is that well-informed people will not overdo it. But what if people are not paying attention to the warnings? What if they are ignoring what they are being told?

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