Articles to Support Your Health and Well-being
When is drinking a problem? Two drinks...three...four? More?
Drinking too much can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how.
After a difficult day, the idea of sitting down with a glass of wine sounds like the perfect thing to do, or is it?
No amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women to drink. Alcohol can disrupt fetal development at any stage during a pregnancy – including at the earliest stages and before a woman knows she is pregnant.
Alcohol-related problems — which result from drinking too much, too fast, or too often — are among the most significant public health issues.
Do you drink too much? Watch out for these signs
Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.
When you first stop smoking, your body and your mind take time to adjust. Consequently, cravings and other withdrawal symptoms can occur, usually peaking in the first few days after you quit and lasting for a few weeks beyond that. Here’s what you can expect—and what you can do.
Changing your psychological addiction to smoking is as important as changing your physical addiction. Changing your thinking is a key to success.
There are many products that can help reduce your craving for nicotine and increase your chances of successfully quitting smoking. These products use various forms of nicotine delivery to replace the nicotine you obtain from smoking.
Maybe you aren’t ready to quit smoking altogether, but have you tried to cut back a bit? Try cutting back a bit. Small steps can lead to big changes.
The more specific your reasons to quit smoking, and the stronger your commitment, the more likely you will be to succeed.
If you’ve been a life-long smoker, you might wonder if quitting is even worth it. Maybe the fear of nicotine withdrawal or the cravings prevent you from the whole idea of quitting, or maybe you have tried to quit before.
When you know the specific triggers for your smoking you can create a plan to deal with these triggers.
Weighing the costs and benefits of smoking may help you decide whether or not to quit, and whether or not this is the time to try.
How great will it be when you quit smoking? Can you visualize what it will be like?
If you’ve been a long-term smoker, you may think “the damage is already done. So why bother quitting now?”. Wrong!