How to Flush Alcohol Out of Your System

Published 22 September 2023, in

Alcohol is a toxin that most of us have tried in our lives. And whilst some of us enjoy a tipple more than others, alcohol can have an impact on your health when consumed in large quantities. Alcohol is a stimulant, and, therefore, often elevates blood pressure and heart rate, as well as dehydrating the…

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Is There A Stigma Associated With Mental Health?

Published 25 August 2023, in

In a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mental health, is there still a stigma associated with mental health? Despite the progress we’ve made in understanding and acknowledging mental health concerns, a mental health stigma remains a significant barrier that prevents individuals from seeking help. People who suffer from conditions such…

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The Impacts of Drinking Culture in the UK

Published 18 August 2023, in

It is often said that there is a drinking culture in the UK, which normalises and to some extent encourages drinking alcohol. But what does this drinking culture look like in the modern day and what are the impacts of drinking culture on individuals and society as a whole?   Drinking alcohol is often associated…

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Is Cannabis a Depressant?

Published 11 August 2023, in

Many people use cannabis without really understanding the effects that it has on the brain and body. Many people feel relaxed when they use cannabis but others have reported feeling more focused. So is cannabis a depressant, a stimulant or something else entirely? As a naturally occurring drug that affects the mood and senses, cannabis…

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Can Substance Abuse Cause Depression?

Published 4 August 2023, in

Depression and substance abuse are both complicated health issues that have continued to affect our society. A report published last year said that “around 1 in 6 (16%) adults aged 16 years and over reported moderate to severe depressive symptoms” whilst “2.6% of adults aged 16 to 59 years reported being frequent users of drugs”.…

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Alcohol Poisoning vs Drunk: Know the Signs

Published 28 July 2023, in

Alcohol poisoning vs drunk – it can be hard to tell the difference, but knowing the signs could be life-saving. Drinking alcohol has several effects on the brain and body. Research has shown that a single drink can impair our reactions and cognitive abilities, even when we are not aware of it. This is why it…

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