Men stress alcohol

We know that stress can be a major trigger for excessive alcohol use. And that men are not always so good at dealing with their emotions. Anything that might help is therefore very welcome, and we are happy to talk about one such support today, on Men’s Health Week in the UK. Men’s Health Forum,…

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Snail

Changing your drinking is deceptive. We know it is bad for us, and you have had enough of the draining hangovers. You have taken the courageous step to say enough is enough. I am cutting down or taking some time off! But then when you, do you feel worse. Get a cold, crave water, desire…

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Live with the lump in your throat Drawing

Today’s blog, on BPD and alcohol, is by Jodie Matthew, a published poet and writer. In this beautiful piece of writing, Jodie explores her relationship with alcohol alongside her diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, how extremes are somewhat expected of her and how she manages to find balance in her everyday. BPD and alcohol If…

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Champagne Glasses

Champagne vs. dementia Another silly headline in the news. This time three glasses of champagne prevents dementia. Does it really? I think you will probably already know the answer. But let’s take a little look nonetheless! Alcohol and health headlines These health headlines follow a usual pattern: something nice prevents something nasty (the opposite one…

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Until Further Notice Celebrate Everything

Alcohol as reward After a tough day at the laptop, or eight hours of childcare, a stiff gin and tonic doesn’t feel like a treat, but a God-given right. the ultimate reward. This isn’t surprising, since the connection between alcohol and reward runs deep in our culture. Thousands of years ago our ancestors would drink…

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Alcohol Calories in Energy Out

Alcohol, calories, energy, vitamins and nutrients Look, let’s not beat around the bush. Alcoholic drinks are high in calories, fact. Most of us know this. But did you know that those calories from alcohol are ’empty calories’? Meaning they basically have zero nutritional value. Zero. But worse than that – it actually robs you of…

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drunkorexia

Struggle with alcohol and drunkorexia? I’m not going to lie. For as long as I’ve struggled with alcohol, I’ve equally struggled with my weight. My relationship with alcohol is not completely disconnected to my relationship with food. While in the past I would lose control while drinking, I fought hard against myself to control my…

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Follow Your Gut Sticker

Finding your gut instinct One of my biggest discoveries when I stopped drinking heavily, was that I found my gut instinct. Until that point, I’d never really understood what that meant, or what it was supposed to feel like. And to be honest, the idea that you could tune into your intuition and use it…

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How alcohol affects sleep

Alcohol and sleep Sleep comes up a lot in the Club Soda community, the instantaneous need for it or the lack thereof to conk out after a few too many. It either hits you like a tonne of bricks, exhaustion seeping into your joints, and you could sleep for England. Or you’re left staring at…

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