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AddictionMental & Emotional Health
June 6, 2018

Why is addiction a disease?

When you think of a disease, addiction probably wouldn’t cross your mind, but it should. Addiction is a disease of the brain and body which involves using substances or taking part in dangerous activities despite the negative effects. Like all diseases, if addiction isn’t treated, there are health-related consequences (for both the addict and their loved ones). Drinking excessively and taking illegal drugs are the most common types of addictions, but there are many others. Types of addiction: Substance addiction is the compulsive use of drugs like cocaine, opioids, and prescription drugs like sleeping tablets, painkillers and inhalants. This also…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 24, 2017

#Trending: why it’s more hip to be sober

Millennials in the USA and UK are on a mission to love sincerely and maintain authentic relationships through ditching alcohol; opting rather for spirituality-based parties where they down juice shots instead. Sobriety and abstaining from alcohol is fast becoming a trend with these youngsters making sober pacts. So, it’s out with the beers and spritzers and in with juice bars, dry dinners and sober day raves. Why are students sobering up? We are more self-aware We may be lagging behind here at home, but you can take a leaf from your peers abroad. A recent study suggests that the motivation…
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AddictionMental & Emotional Health
June 21, 2017

Does your friend have a secret drinking problem?

Did you know, that the average South African drinks about 20 liters of alcohol each year!? It us equivalent to 196 six packs of beer, 62 bottles of spirits, and 220 bottles of wine! That means that some people drink more than that, and some less. So, we drink a lot of booze as a country - but how much is too much? People with drinking problems often don't realise it: they think they're in control, while their life slowly spins out of control. They need a friend - like you - to help them see the light. According to…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 4, 2014

5 Facts you don’t know about hangovers

The majority of us have experienced it at least once in our lives (if not more regularly!) You partied hard last night and you’ve woken up with the worst hangover. Ever. Hair of the dog? Bloody Mary? Greasy breakfast? Whatever helps “cure” your hangover is up to you, but here’s what you need to know about what’s going on in your body when you wake up feeling like a dog’s breakfast. 1. It’s caused by inflammation Forget what everyone else has told you about hangovers, because it might not be true. The real reason you have such a bad headache…
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Addiction
February 6, 2014

NekNominate: What is all the fuss about?

Hey! So we’re sure you’ve heard about the new online drinking game taking the world by storm! Daring games have always been fun to play, if a little questionable. Games like chicken, truth or dare and spin the bottle are just a few of the more innocent daring games, but somewhere along the line people have taken this concept to dangerous new heights. The latest drinking challenge, NekNominate, is getting plenty of attention, but not for the right reasons. (more…)
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