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Am I addicted to alcohol?

Am I addicted to alcohol?

Drugs by nature are addictive. In the last article in this series, we established that alcohol is legal drug. Its consumption is promoted as fun, inclusive and relaxing. Is it any wonder then that the brain – which is conditioned to seek more pleasure – works right into the hands of the lucrative alcohol industry […]

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Am I an Alcoholic?

What is an “Alcoholic”? To answer that question, we’re not going to ask you to count the number of drinks you consume on any given day or week and refer you immediately to your GP. Instead we’re going to help answer this question for you by defining exactly what an alcoholic is – or isn’t […]

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How To Get Help With A Drinking Problem

How To Get Help With A Drinking Problem

When you or someone you love has a problem with drinking, it can affect not only that person but everyone around them. Those who have an alcohol dependency often prioritise drinking above spending time with the people they care about the most. If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover how to get […]

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When One More Is Too Much; Tell-Tale Drinking Problem Signs

When One More Is Too Much; Tell-Tale Drinking Problem Signs

In Australia, heavy drinking is often considered normal, so spotting the signs of a drinking problem isn’t easy. Drinking alcohol is deeply ingrained into our culture from a young age. In fact, in some social circles, refraining from drinking alcohol may be considered out of the norm. This and the fact that we all respond […]

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How To Read The Signs Of Alcoholism

How To Read The Signs Of Alcoholism

In today’s world, it’s surprising just how easy it is to hide an alcohol addiction. For some people, developing alcohol addiction may become obvious very quickly, whereas for others it may be easily disguised, especially if they spend a lot of time alone, or mask their alcohol dependence amongst social events. The definition of alcoholism […]

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10 Reasons Why Binge Drinking Is Harmful To Your Health

10 Reasons Why Binge Drinking Is Harmful To Your Health

A tequila-fuelled night of partying every once in a while may seem like a good idea at the time, but even one night of binge drinking can have harmful effects on your body. Drinking too much alcohol in one session, or in a short space of time like over a long weekend can cause acute […]

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Treatment For Depression

Treatment For Depression

If you’ve been reading our depression series, you’ll know that there is no one way people experience depression. Accordingly, there is no one way to treat depression. Rather, a combination of different treatments may be necessary. Treatment for depression can be much like a journey; it may take time and multiple courses of action before […]

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Symptoms of Depression

Symptoms of Depression

Depression is different for everyone. It can often vary according to a person’s age, gender, personality traits, and cultural background, and people will often experience a range of different symptoms of depression. What we do know, however, is that depression is generally classified as when a person has been feeling down and sad for more […]

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What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression?

Have you ever wondered what causes depression? Now that we understand what depression is, it can be beneficial to become familiar with the causes of depression, as this may help us understand the illness and find ways to treat it. While psychologists, scientists, and other mental health professionals are yet to understand exactly what causes depression, […]

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