Posts Tagged ‘alcoholism’

Alcoholism is NOT a disease

I pity Charles Kennedy – but being alcoholic is NOT a disease By Dr Max Pemberton For The Daily Mail Published: 19:15 EST, 5 June 2015 | Updated: 06:29 EST, 6 June 2015 Within the medical profession, the idea that alcoholism is a disease is highly contentious. Above, Charles Kennedy, who died after battling alcoholism…

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Why DO middle class women drink so much?

Why DO middle class women drink so much? By Amanda Platell and Libby Purves For The Daily Mail Report reveals professional women are drinking to dangerous levels But, say two writers, it’s not career pressures driving women to wine Amanda Platell says it’s loneliness making women pop the cork  Libby Purves claims alcohol helps to wash away…

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What is Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis Definition Definition Alcoholic hepatitis describes liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol. Though alcoholic hepatitis is most likely to occur in people who drink heavily over many years, the relationship between drinking and alcoholic hepatitis is complex. Not all heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis, and the disease can occur in people who drink only…

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The last thing Ireland needs is another excuse to drink

The last thing Ireland needs is another excuse to drink  Death rate due to cirrhosis has doubled in the last two decades  Tom Jones singing to a crowd in the Brazen Head pub on Arthur’s Day 2009 – “a clever way to enhance the Guinness brand”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Do we need a real…

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Use of prescribed drugs to treat alcohol addiction

Drugs to Treat Alcohol Addiction NOTE:  Even if Alcohol addiction is not suspected, stopping drinking alcohol can have serious side-effects including seizure. People who regularly drink should consult a doctor before ceasing. Medications are available to help with withdrawal. The most serious sysmptoms may not be experienced until 24-48 hours after ceasing alcohol consumption. Craig…

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