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How much alcohol is too much? The ‘tonight’ programme and my dry March continues

I watched the tonight programme last night on TV, about alcohol consumption and the new lower amounts set out in the guidelines of 14 units per week for women and men. They also gave a few facts:

No amount of alcohol is ‘safe’

One in ten people in the UK drinks the maximum weekly limit

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Diary of my one month off alcohol, blog two; days five to eight, plus some facts about regular or heavy drinking

Volcanic Lanzarote

Firstly, here’s a few more facts about heavy or regular drinking…

Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows down the brain and the central nervous system’s processes. Apparently, over time, heavy drinking interferes with the neurotransmitters in the brain that are needed for good mental health. It lowers the levels of

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My diary of my one month off alcohol, blog one, the first few days of dry March

When asked when I have had one day off drinking, I can name a few, but only a few. When asked when I have had two days consecutively off drinking, I can name one time in the last (at least) fourteen years, and that was when I had to stop in order to do the

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I think I have a placement as a student counsellor! Helping those associated with homelessness

One of my inspirations. My cat, Titus, engrossed in one of my fish tanks.

My tattoos of love and strength keep me going too

OK I cannot guarantee it, but I have the go ahead to set myself up as a new counsellor helping those associated with homelessness.

As a student, requiring my

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It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A new flower emerging

Each year, mental health is recognised by World Mental Health Day. It’s a time to come together and talk about mental health and mental illness.

The best thing I can do, apart from keep posting my blogs on this site, is to give the gift of my story of mental

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This blog may surprise you – Mental health, mental illness, BPD, depression, Citalopram, sex, recovery and relationships

If you don’t want to read about my mental health improvements, then just read the second half of this blog; it might surprise you…

Anyone who has read my books, been friends with me or followed my blog posts/facebook or twitter account, will know just how much I have improved my mental health over the

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