The Totiuss programme is designed to coach women to improve physical and mental health and a necessary factor in achieving this is the removal of alcohol for at least a period of 100 days. Many of us are abusing alcohol and it’s having a negative affect on our wellbeing. A key element of the programme is the alcohol and mental health section of the course, and we will coach participants on addressing and understanding the role alcohol plays for them in order to transform it, whether that be for a kickstart to a life of sobriety, or a break with the aim to improved health and a future of moderate alcohol intake. We respect that everyone’s dependency on alcohol can be circumstantial and differs from person to person and in level of severity.
If you feel that your alcohol dependency exceeds the realms of grey, into problematic and that acute withdrawal from alcohol could cause serious negative health issues then you must consult your doctor before participating in the programme where you will be exposed to physical activity i.e. workouts and challenges.
Alcohol dependence definition:
Data source: NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
Alcohol dependence is a cluster of behavioural, cognitive and physiological factors that typically include a strong desire to drink alcohol, tolerance to its effects, and difficulties controlling its use. Someone who is alcohol-dependent may persist in drinking, despite harmful consequences, such as physical or mental health problems. In severely dependent patients who have been drinking excessively for a prolonged period of time, an abrupt reduction in alcohol intake may result in the development of an alcohol withdrawal syndrome, which, in the absence of medical management, can lead to seizures, delirium tremens, and death.