Medical Disclaimer

Medical disclaimer

Alcohol dependence is a condition where abrupt withdrawal from alcohol can have serious physical and psychological side effects. This Program is NOT suitable for any person who suffers from alcohol dependency or other related medical conditions. If you’re dependent on alcohol or have a related medical condition, you MUST consult your doctor before reducing or stopping your alcohol intake. If at any time while participating in a challenge or using our services you become concerned you may be experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms (see definition and symptom list below), or have symptoms you are unsure of, then you MUST seek professional medical advice and support without delay. If you have severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms, you must contact your local emergency service as a matter of urgency to receive the appropriate medical care. Seek professional help and support if you have, or think you might have severe mental health events, such as suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harm”

Alcohol dependence definition:

“A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use. Alcohol dependence affects physical and mental health, and can cause problems with family, friends, and work. Regular heavy alcohol intake increases the risk of several types of cancer. Also called alcoholism.”

Acute alcohol withdrawal definition:

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is the name for the symptoms that occur when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol intake.

With AWS, you may experience a combination of physical and emotional symptoms, from mild anxiety and fatigue to nausea. Some symptoms of AWS are as severe as hallucinations and seizures. At its most extreme, AWS can be life-threatening.