Alcohol & Anxiety – The Chicken or the egg?
In this blog Lucy explains the link between alcohol and anxiety, and describes how her own anxiety has all but evaporated since removing alcohol from her life. For years I blamed my anxiety on everything else other than the very thing that was aggravating it – alcohol. I invested thousands of dollars into trying to […]
10 Ways to Get High off your Own Supply!
Alcohol is a psychoactive drug meaning that it changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition and behaviour. For regular alcohol users and abusers, alcohol consumption and intoxication provides us with a way to escape our reality, to feel ‘out of mind’ or artificially high. The paradox here is that alcohol […]
Why Sharing Our Addiction Stories is Important
Recently my opinion was challenged in a live interview. And I’m so glad it was. A viewer asked a question about how to approach her husband about his drinking problem. My response was that I’m not a fan of interventions, ultimatums, or tough love. A person who is drinking problematically is a person in pain. […]