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The Four Stages of Addiction Explained

A common misconception is that addiction happens overnight and there is no way to see it coming. However, when we look at the cycle of addiction and its different stages of evolution, we can see that there are many opportunities to identify it before it grabs hold and consumes us.

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What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Alcohol Every Night?

Alcohol plays a big role in the lives of many people. Light drinking can help you destress after a long day at work, it can elevate your mood temporarily and it may even help you sleep. You may think that having two or three drinks every day is not doing any harm, but the reality is that consistent and long-term alcohol use can be extremely detrimental to your mental and physical health.

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Does Your Liver Recover After Years of Alcohol Abuse?

A casual drink every now and then will likely have little to no effect on your health. This is why moderate drinking is always encouraged if alcohol cannot be abstained from completely. However, excessive alcohol consumption over a long period of time can have severely damaging effects on your overall health, and especially your liver. But the question is: can the liver repair itself after years of drinking?

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Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

Excessive alcohol consumption can result in alcohol addiction or dependency, which can start to have detrimental effects on the live of those who are dependent on alcohol as well as their families and loved ones. In this article we will talk about how to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction.

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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 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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