One reason people find sobriety challenging is that their habits are built around drinking. Maybe you are in the habit of stopping at the pub on the way home, or maybe you open a beer when you watch television. Drinking is associated with other drugs, and people who try to quit the drugs without quitting drinking find themselves using again….
When you’re hungover, you might go through your day feeling tired and sluggish or you may be so miserable you can’t get out of bed except to run to the toilet. Most people have experienced a hangover and many people have their own pet theories about what causes them….
Alcohol is bad for your health, especially for your liver, your heart, your digestive tract, and your brain. Your reasons for quitting may have nothing to do with health…
Alcohol makes people less inhibited and less coordinated. Their judgement is not quite what it normally is, but they are basically the same people. People who are aggressive when they drink are usually aggressive when they don’t drink. Nevertheless, alcohol seems to engender conflict….
A common affirmation in AA is ‘My worst day sober Is still better than my best day drinking’. It’s a worthy sentiment but it strikes some people as disingenuous. Can your worst day sober really be better than your best day drinking? Plenty of terrible things can happen regardless of sobriety….
While it’s true alcohol addiction affects more men than women, women make up about a third of problem drinkers. That’s a lot of people. What’s more, the number of women with alcohol use disorder appears to be growing…
You might hear in recovery “relapse happens before the first drink”. Relapse happening before the first drink refers to the headspace which is created before taking the first drink…
Early sobriety presents a number of challenges such as withdrawal symptoms, escaping triggers, and finding the urge not to pick up that drug or drink anymore. Another challenge that can come during sobriety is getting sick. Click here to learn more now….
Adults do not seem to realize the effects that alcoholism has on their children. 20% of children are brought up by mothers who drink up to eighteen glasses of wine a week while fathers drink up to 25 pints. This is a documentary that explains all about the effects alcoholism has on children when they grow up….
Alcoholics have their own motives for drinking. They believe it is important for the British government to have this information to reach out to people who consume at least twice the guidelines of 35 alcohol units a week for women and 50 units for men. Learn more here….
Traveling abroad can be hard but not impossible when you are in recovery at first. Some people use traveling as an excuse to take a vacation from their recovery because of all of the triggers that could surround them. Click here to learn more….
The recovery community has been devoting tremendous resources to fighting alcoholism in the United Kingdom but addiction of any sort is a family issue that requires us to come together for treatment and prevention….
Many in recovery for alcoholism find it mystifying that some people become alcoholics and others do not. Many factors go into this determination and understanding your risks can help to avoid potentially fatal addictions….
I had hoped for so much more. This small and disappointing exhibition seems to serve only to repeat the gloomy reality that the world already knows: that the British and alcohol are a toxic and deeply unlovely combination….
Prof. Jonathan Chick describes the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Read more on the effects of heavy consumption of alcohol and the brain chemistry behind it….
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s built-in system for regulating sleep, and this can result in insomnia, according to new research….
The children of alcoholics often seek help in therapy without realising that their problems started with their parents’ addiction….
Christmas can be a risk of relapse for people who are just out of rehab or are in early recovery. Read addiction advice on staying sober for Christmas….
New study finds a number of problems within Scotland’s alcohol treatment services. Several addiction experts at Castle Craig rehab centre comment. Read more….
Dr. Lance Dodes criticises Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Step approach to addiction in his new book The Sober Truth. A few experts reply to him….
Research shows that introducing children to alcohol early on in life, could lead to the development of alcoholism….
One in five Scottish breast cancer cases is caused by alcohol. There is no ‘safe’ limit for women to avoid the risk. Read more….
Alcoholism can impair basic memory functioning. Read more on how this impacts the success of rehab treatment for alcoholism….
New research suggests that addiction is a brain disorder & that non-addicted siblings can help their brothers and sisters recover….
Read different report results on the state of alcohol-related deaths in the UK over the period 2007-2011….