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Dangerous Cocktail: Alcohol and Mental Health

 

The typical "glass of wine a night" can actually be a serious issue for people with alcohol abuse problems. Just one drink a day can lead to an increase in both anxiety and depression

 

Read the full Duke University Health System article here

 

Moderation Is Key

A balanced approach to alcohol consumption can benefit everyone. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recommends moderating your alcohol intake with these steps:

 

  1. Make a list—How would drinking more moderately benefit your life? Saving money, calories and relationships are all good reasons to cut back.

  2. Set goals—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends only “moderate drinking,” which is defined as a maximum of one drink per day for women and two drinks for men.

  3. Keep a diary—For about a month, record what, when, where and how much you drink. How do your habits correspond with a balanced approach?

  4. Keep your home alcohol free—Not having wine, beer or liquor in the house can help you cut back.

  5. Pace yourself—Sip cocktails slowly, and follow each one with a glass of water. Also don’t drink alcohol without eating, too.

You can use these resources as guides and tools to improve and understand your emotional and cognitive states

Relaxation Techniques (English)
Relaxation Techniques (TherapistAid).pdf
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Accepting Uncertainty
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Symptoms of Stress
Symptoms of Stress (TherapistAid).pdf
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Stages of Change
Stages of Change (TherapistAid).pdf
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Wheel of Emotions (TherapistAid).pdf
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Here are some simple activities you can do to help sort out your emotional and mental state of being

Postcard Activity
There are people in our lives where we cannot find the right words to express a problem we are having. Many times we hoard our emotions to ourselves, because we are afraid to express ourselves to the person. Use this postcard to help you express yourself. Address it to the person, or object, in your life that brings you emotional distress, and write or draw the conflict you are experiencing. You do not have to give them the postcard, but whatever you do can help you organize your thoughts before you confront the conflict head on in your life.
Postcard Art Activity (TherapistAid).pdf
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