This health writing challenge focuses on addition; specifically, alcohol and substance misuse. If you completed our brain health writing challenge, this one is a good next step.
You’ll be explaining the risks of alcohol consumption, diseases related to excessive alcohol consumption and treatment options. It’s a sobering challenge, to say the least.
You only need to complete one micro writing task a day for 30 days. Do as many challenges as you can, and feel free to share your results online with our #healthwritingchallenge tag.
Writing every day helps you to feel more confident and makes you a better writer.
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Plain text version: 30-Day 2022 Health Writing Challenge
Theme: Substance Misuse.
DAY 1 Define substance misuse.
DAY 2 List five signs of problem drinking.
DAY 3 Explain the difference between substance use and misuse.
DAY 4 Define pancreatitis.
DAY 5 List five substances that produce harm.
DAY 6 Define addition.
DAY 7 List five known causes of substance misuse.
DAY 8 Explain how liver disease is related to alcohol consumption.
DAY 9 Define withdrawal.
DAY 10 Define foetal alcohol syndrome.
DAY 11 Explain how cancer is related to alcohol consumption.
DAY 12 Explain how heart disease is related to alcohol consumption.
DAY 13 List three treatments for substance misuse.
DAY 14 Explain how substance misuse affects mental health.
DAY 15 Define fatty liver.
DAY 16 List three local supports for substance misuse.
DAY 17 Explain what a standard drink is.
DAY 18 Define binge drinking.
DAY 19 List three symptoms of withdrawal.
DAY 20 Define cirrhosis.
DAY 21 Explain how substance misuse affects physical health.
DAY 22 Define alcohol poisoning.
DAY 23 Explain the guidelines for alcohol in your country.
DAY 24 List five benefits of reducing alcohol consumption.
DAY 25 Explain what happens during withdrawal.
DAY 26 Define rehab.
DAY 27 List five known risk factors for substance misuse.
DAY 28 Explain how alcohol use increases injury risk.
DAY 29 List five ways to manage alcohol intake.
DAY 30 Explain when someone should seek help.
DAY 31 Define ADHD.