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From monthly archives: August 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'August 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Are you an alcoholic? - Take this simple test

The AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The test correctly classifies 95% of people into either alcoholics or non-alcoholics. It was tested on 2000 people before being published.

It is extremely reliable when it comes to assessing alcohol addiction.

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Prejudice or appropriate behaviour?

Estrangement from society is one of the biggest factors that individuals that struggle with substance abuse face when trying to integrate back into an ordinary or somewhat normal lifestyle post their addiction and rehabilitation treatment.

After an individual accepts and candidly admits their addiction to a substance they are often faced with reactions of distrust and scepticism from their loved ones and their community, these responses are expected as there is a primarily negative stigma attached to the disease of addiction.

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