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Author: Chris Cordell

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How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Safely

So, you have decided that you are drinking too much, and you want to quit – terrific! Currently there are about 8.4 million people in the UK that are drinking at hazardous and harmful levels, almost double the number since lockdown. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines ‘hazardous drinking’ as ‘a pattern of consumption that increases someone’s risk of harm’.

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SAD Enough For A Drink

Many years ago, Consultant Psychiatrist Tom Foster wrote a paper, Dying for a Drink, about the link between mental health, suicide, and the use of alcohol. In particular he explored the correlation of this around SAD (seasonal affective disorder). As we move further into the winter months and as a pre-cursor to alcohol awareness week this something that needs to be considered.

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What to Do When Just NA, CA, AA or SMART Isn’t Enough

For many, peer support serves are a pivotal part of their relapse prevention, and countless people say that they would not be where they are today had it not been for the structure and support of their local groups. But while peer support services may seem like the natural place to begin the abstinence journey, standalone peer support participation is not always the solution that many people hope for.

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