Although knowledge dissemination was important, each of the studies also stressed messages from social learning theory—people had to learn how to take actions for themselves and what the impact of those actions would be. Furthermore, emphasis was placed on using the medical system appropriately—for example, through screening and treatment of hypertension and high cholesterol. The […]

Overcoming regress can be tough whilst battling addiction and whilst placed in a negative mindset. Instead, you should try to reduce the amount you drink slowly, over a few weeks. Normally, we would recommend getting professional support before you try to cut down your drinking. External triggers are people, places, things, or times that offer […]

Alcohol abuse refers to a pattern of behavior where a person drinks excessively in spite of the negative consequences. Treating the alcohol use disorder, along with the health problems caused by chronic, heavy drinking, may be possible. The first step will likely be a medically supervised detox, which will help rid your body of toxins […]

For healthcare professionals who are not mental health or addiction specialists, the following descriptions aim to increase awareness of signs of co-occurring psychiatric disorders that may require attention and, often, referral to a specialist. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) often co-occurs with other mental health disorders, either simultaneously or sequentially.1 The prevalence of anxiety, depression, and […]