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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is a depressant that decreases the response of the central nervous system. It is cheap and readily available and is the most frequently abused substance among young adults, which can quickly turn from a social relaxant to something far more serious.

It is rare that people with alcohol problems acknowledge their difficulties, so to even reach the point of enquiring about seeking help is a significant step in itself.

Maybe life has become intolerable for friends and family. Relationships suffer. Maybe other pressures like work are forcing the issue. Whatever the background, if you are serious about taking the difficult steps to address the problem, psychotherapy can become a powerful tool to break out of the vicious circle.


Safe levels of alcohol consumption:

Men: No more than 21 units per week, no more than four units a day.
Women: No more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units a day.

One unit = Half a pint of weak beer

Two units = A small glass of wine