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Are you worried that you or someone you love may have a problem with their alcohol consumption? Take this simple yes or no quiz that was created by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to find out if you have a problem with alcohol.
Do you ever worry that you drink too much?
Have friends or family expressed concern about you and your drinking habits?
Do you find you can drink a lot without becoming drunk?
Do you need to drink more to have the same effect?
Have you tried to stop drinking, but found that you were unable to stop fore more than a few days?
Do you carry on drinking even though it is interfering with your work, family or relationships?
Do you need a drink to start the day?
Do you get shaky, sweaty or anxious a few hours after your last drink?
Have you experienced blanks in your memory, where you can’t remember what happened for a period of hours or days?
Is your judgement affected by alcohol, so that you do things that you normally wouldn’t, such as starting fights or arguments, having unprotected sex with strangers or becoming violent?
If you answered yes to a few or more of these questions, the results indicate that you may have a problem with alcohol. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you think you have a problem with alcohol. You can attend Alcoholic Anonymous meetings for free and they meet regularly all across the country.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today to mark a construction milestone at British Columbia’s first long-term residential treatment centre for youth challenged by addiction. The event at The Crossing at Keremeos was held to celebrate the completion of Ashnola Lodge, a residential building that will provide accommodation for 20 youth, along with space for programs…..
Older alcoholics knock back far more than younger ones, and for those over 60 that means an average of 42.5 drinks every week, a US study released found today. The research, led by Linda Ginzer of Ohio State University and carried out in late November by the Gerontology Society of America, examined data from 43,000….
It is a long-observed conclusion that many people with substance abuse problems also have mental health issues. The debate often rests on whether or not one causes the other and if treatment of one can make the other disappear. This can be a heated topic, as some experts insist on treating both as co-occurring disorders,….
Researchers know that alcoholism can damage the brain’s frontal lobes and cerebellum, regions involved in language processing. Nonetheless, alcoholics’ language skills appear to be relatively spared from alcohol’s damaging effects. New findings suggest the brain maintains language skills by drawing upon other systems that would normally be used to perform other tasks simultaneously. Prior neuroimaging….
Sometimes I hate being a girl, especially if you’re a girl who enjoys the occasional cocktail. We all know drinking can have unintended consequences, but it turns out that imbibing poses more risks for us than it does the guys. When women drink, they become intoxicated more quickly than men do, and the alcohol causes….