Like many people in this country who are described as ‘functioning alcoholics’, Dave had a successful career, a family and good friends. However, he reached what he describes as a ‘downward spiral’ in alcohol addiction, ‘virtually at rock bottom’. Watch and read Dave’s experience of alcohol treatment at Help Me Stop and the great strides he has made in his alcohol recovery.
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Jessica tried everything to stop drinking alcohol but her addiction kept getting worse. Since completing Digital Dayhab with Help Me Stop, Jessica speaks about her experience of treatment and recovery.
Living in a household where a parent misuses alcohol doesn’t mean a child will experience abuse but it can be a risk. However parental alcohol misuse can have negative effects on children at different stages in their lives including when they are adults themselves.
Although binge drinking is not defined as alcoholism or alcohol dependency, it can be just as risky and carries several issues and can lead to alcohol dependence.
According to the Royal Society of Psychiatrists 8.4 million people in the UK are now drinking alcohol at hazardous and harmful levels. Why should you cut down or stop?
Even though nearly 50 % of people say they want to improve their health and wellbeing and save money, only 16% say they want to do something about their drinking and there are never any published data around drug use and New Years resolutions. The fact that alcohol use can contribute to over 60 negative physical and mental health conditions and is full of sugar it should be much higher on the list of things to address to improve your health. And with cocaine related hospital admissions at a 10 year high and over 350,000 alcohol related hospital admissions in 2019 stopping your use will also help our overstretched NHS who are busting at the seams with COVID-19 patients at the moment.
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’.
In order to see how bad you drug and alcohol use look at the 11 factors below and then score yourself or someone you are concerned about.