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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781847094483

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 17th November 2016

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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Alcohol causes more misery, illness and death than any other substance. Alcohol is one of the three biggest lifestyle risk factors for disease and death after smoking and obesity, and a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including various cancers, cirrhosis depression. In the UK in 2012-13, there were 1,008,850 hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption. Dying for a Drink is a no-nonsense, lively and accessible guide to alcohol and alcoholism, by bestselling consultant psychiatrist Dr Tim Cantopher. This new edition updates the recommended units of alcohol, and tracks the rise in alcohol-related conditions – in particular liver disease, now the fifth most common cause of death in the UK. Topics include:

· alcohol the drug
· why people drink too much
· the effects of past experience, family and personality
· impact of alcohol abuse on the body and brain
· cutting down on or doing without drink
· sleep and relaxation
· problem-solving, time-management, and dealing with worry
· drug treatments
· the disease concept and Alcoholics Anonymous

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