Tag: AUD

Romancing the Parasite

Vampires are usually stunningly romantic figures in movies. Sometimes the hypnotic monster’s victims are taken quickly and thrown aside like a limp rag and sometimes their victims are lovingly groomed to become great passionate conquests. The mate of the demon. Together they enter an eternal life of passion that isn’t life at all but a

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The HIDDEN despair and deaths from Alcohol-Abuse….

Alcohol kills.  Yes, it really does.  But it’s often a slow and very complex decline and the ‘cherry on the cake’ of already blighted lives.  This UK research study into Assessment Reviews of people who died from alcohol shows how complex it is. We must learn to stop stigmatising.  First, we stop stigmatising ourselves: so

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Self Destruct?

Are we asking for trouble? Do we have a button to self destruct?Or have we been mis-sold alcohol’s construct? We were told it’s a drink that’s social and the height of sophistication Not that we’d want to use it for self medication.   So who’s to blame?We shouldn’t feel shame We weren’t told the whole truth About it’s use.

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Why Do I Feel Like I’ll Die Without a Drink ?

For people who are physically dependent on alcohol, not drinking can be dangerous. If you are dependent and stop drinking without medical supervision you can die. But that is very rare. It is actually considerably more common for people to die because they continue drinking. The vast majority of people who need to stop drinking

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Nailing the Narcissist

I had a friend who I thought was funny, quirky and troublesome. She was troublesome, but I thought that together we were so much fun that everyone would forgive us for the scrapes we got into. I used to really like hanging out with her but things turned. Meeting up with her started to drain

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