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What Makes You Feel Drunk? Alcohol as a Mood Alterer

What makes you feel drunk?

Alcohol is a mood altering substance and affects the nerves that pass messages around the body by slowing them down. Sometimes people act more lively when they drink or become giddy as the alcohol affects the parts of the brain responsible for self control. But as the affects

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The Simmering Problem of Elder Abuse

In Ireland we have no legislation governing the abuse of the elderly in spite of repeated promises over the years that this would be enacted.

Is this another case of abuse of vulnerable citizens that will remain under the radar until some other calamity happens and is brought into the public domain

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The Plight of Men Who Live Alone

Many men who live alone are isolated, housed in poor and dilapidated conditions and become reclusive about their lives. Some suffer depression as well as a range of other mental illnesses and find communication difficult as their health and living conditions deteriorate. They can be seen by society

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Alcohol and Women – the Gap is Narrowing

In Ancient Rome, an alcoholic woman was considered such an affront to society she could be legally put to death.  It was assumed that every woman who drank alcohol was also promiscuous, another reason to put her to death. We still have women treated with rejection, disgust, prejudice, apathy or indifference

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About Alcohol and Mental Health

How many more reports will be requisitioned and how much more money will be spent in gathering statistics about our attitude to the taking of alcohol and its abuse by our young people? And when will something actually be done about it?.  We appear to accept that it is alright to see our young people

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A Wake-Up Call about Heroin

In 2012 the annual report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has stated that Ireland has the highest numbers of heroin users, along with Latvia, Luxembourg and Malta in Europe. They state that we have 30,000 citizens addicted to this dangerous and overpowering drug.  In

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The Insanities of Life

Every  day  we  use throwaway words and commit actions that inflict pain on others if they are true,  or even more so,  if untrue..  Some are more damaging than others, but all have a negative impact on either the perpetrator or the victim or both.  We do not need a scientific study to know

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