What happens to your body when you give up alcohol?

What happens to your body when you give up alcohol?

Whether you’re having an alcohol-free month, are trying to reduce your general intake throughout the course of the year or choose to go completely teetotal, there are a lot of benefits to be had from reducing your alcohol consumption.

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Coping with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Coping with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Feeling down, irritable or tired every now and then is common during the winter months, due to shorter days, longer nights and colder weather. However, if these feelings recur every year and then subside in spring or early summer, this may be seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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How to reduce your alcohol consumption in the New Year

How to reduce your alcohol consumption in the New Year

If you’re worried about how much alcohol you have consumed over the holidays, below are some great ways to help stay on top of how much you’re consuming.

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Is technology making people more anxious?

Is technology making people more anxious?

Advances in technology have dramatically changed the way we live our lives over the last few decades. Although this has brought about many positive changes, experts are now beginning to question whether or not technology is actually making us more anxious than ever before.

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The number of children seeking help for anxiety is rising

The number of children seeking help for anxiety is rising

The NSPCC’s Childline service has warned that the number of children who are seeking help for anxiety-related problems is rising dramatically.

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Study finds that women may be out-drinking men

Study finds that women may be out-drinking men

A new study has found that women may be out-drinking men for the first time. Experts warn the normalisation of everyday alcohol consumption is putting women at risk of long-term health issues. 

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How to cope with anxiety

How to cope with anxiety

With one in five people in the UK saying that they feel anxious all or a lot of the time, anxiety is now one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the country.

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Drug-related deaths at an all-time high

Drug-related deaths at an all-time high

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has released new data which reveals that drug-related deaths are at their highest levels since records began in 1993.

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Recognising the difference between social drinking and problem drinking

Recognising the difference between social drinking and problem drinking

Most people find it difficult to identify when ‘normal’ drinking becomes problem drinking. For example, how do you know how often is too often when it comes to how many times a week you go for after-work drinks?

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The anxiety epidemic sweeping the UK

The anxiety epidemic sweeping the UK

Anxiety is a growing epidemic affecting one in every 25 people in the UK. Around 8.2 million people now suffer with the condition, making it the most common form of mental illness amongst Brits.

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Depression and anxiety on the rise in the UK

Depression and anxiety on the rise in the UK

New data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that depression and anxiety levels amongst those living in the UK are rising.  

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Cannabis study shows decrease in productivity levels

Cannabis study shows decrease in productivity levels

A new study carried out by University College London (UCL) has found that marijuana use reduces a person’s short-term motivation to work for money.

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The true cost of taking drugs

The true cost of taking drugs
  • Marked increase in young people who have developed depressive and anxiety disorders as a result of drug use
  • 25% of chronic paranoid psychoses is marijuana-induced
  • Young people focus on the short-term physical effects of drugs
  • This is at the expense of understanding the long-term effects of drug use on mental health
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Children as young as three are becoming anxious about their bodies

Children as young as three are becoming anxious about their bodies

Research carried out by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has revealed that children as young as three are already starting to show signs of being body conscious.

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Should alcohol be treated like other drugs?

Should alcohol be treated like other drugs?

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has urged the government to start taking alcohol use as seriously as it does the use of illegal substances.

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Men are twice as likely as women to have nobody to talk to

Men are twice as likely as women to have nobody to talk to

Figures which were released last month from the mental health charity, Mind have revealed that men are twice as likely to have nobody to rely on for emotional support compared to women.

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Addictions and the Internet

Addictions and the Internet

Nearly 3.5 billion people around the world are now online, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day and, in total, we spend just shy of three hours on the Internet every single day.

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Why are people still afraid to get help for mental health issues?

Why are people still afraid to get help for mental health issues?

Despite one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem each year, millions of people in the UK are still too scared to speak to their GP about it.

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Over-50s are turning to alcohol to help deal with stress

Over-50s are turning to alcohol to help deal with stress

A new survey has revealed that the over-50s are increasingly turning to alcohol and as a result are developing dangerous drinking habits.

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Being in a relationship with someone who has depression

Being in a relationship with someone who has depression

When the person you love suffers from depression, it’s not easy to deal with. Not only is it a struggle to maintain the relationship, you may find your own mental health affected as well.

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