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5 Tips for Saying No to Alcohol When You are Trying to be Discreet

Alcohol is a big part of social interactions and often people struggle to enjoy a gathering without it. For someone who has a tendency towards alcohol abuse or addiction, these social situations can be problematic as they not only normalize excessive alcohol consumption but normalize it too.

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Effects of Alcohol on the Brain as You Age

Alcohol affects us differently as we age. Some of the changes are more immediate and recognisable, such as intense hangovers after just one or two drinks. However, there are other effects that may not be as noticeable but can be extremely damaging in the long run.

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Mood Changes After Giving Up Alcohol – What to Expect

Many of us turn to alcohol to help us cope with the pressures of daily life. It often helps ease anxiety; it makes us feel more social and sometimes boosts our overall mood. However, there is an underlying factor to consider when it comes to using alcohol to improve our mood – in the long run, alcohol negatively impacts our mood as it changes the way the brain works.

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The Role of Individual Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Although addiction recovery focuses largely on detoxing the body from addictive substances, there are many other elements of recovery that are just as important as the detox process. Therefore, successful addiction recovery depends on a recovery programme which focuses on the mental well-being of individuals receiving addiction treatment.

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Season’s Greetings from Everyone at Step Away

Although 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging years the world has experienced in a long time, it will also be the year that we witnessed heroic acts of courage and determination.

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The Undeniable Link Between Alcohol and Violence

There is an undeniable link between alcohol and violence. The pervasiveness of gender-based violence, femicide, child abuse and violent crimes has pointed back to the consumption of alcohol for many years.

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The Adverse Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Having a drink every now and again is social, fun and a nice way to unwind after long day at work. Just like all nice things, drinking alcohol must be done in moderation and with care.

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How Does Alcohol Abuse in South Africa Affect the Healthcare System?

The sad reality is that even without the additional challenges of a pandemic, the healthcare system will continue to buckle under the weight of alcohol-related deaths and incidents in South Africa.

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Cigarettes are Legal Again but They Still Have Serious Health Consequences

Cigarettes are once again legal and smokers all over the country are celebrating, despite the fact that smoking continues to cause major health issues across the globe.

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Alcohol is Being Sold Again, but What Are the Effects of Alcohol on Our Society?

Before South Africans celebrate the lifting of the alcohol ban, it’s important that we take into consideration the effects alcohol abuse has on our society.

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