Why Don't You Drink Now?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

You could take away every positive non-drinking has ever given me. You could bring back into my life every negative that dissolved as a non drinker. I'd cope with them all. Everything except the itching. The feeling of having never had enough. I will never, ever stand for such a feeling in my life again. Nothing is worth that.

Spring Forward? Or Fall Back

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is, even when we nail the art of non-drinking, the ground beneath us is never guaranteed to be steady. People still leave us in various ways. The shifting components of our life we have no control over still keep moving, at whatever pace they choose to.

Don't Think Roadworks Removal Will Save You From Christmas Travel 'Hell'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

Motorists are being warned to expect delays on the roads this festive season despite hundreds of miles of roadworks being removed by 6am Wednesday to ...

Too Terrified to Attend AA? What Really Happens at Your First Meeting.

Rachel Black | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

It struck me that I never before have I walked into any new club alone and have strangers spontaneously approach me, welcome me and introduce themselves. This does not happen at the gym or the school gates.

The Keyword for Addiction Treatment is "Recovery"

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

To those of us on the inside the word "recovery" makes perfect sense. When someone says "I'm in recovery" I know immediately that they've been through hell, have faced their demons and is dealing with life "a day at a time" - another of AA's many useful aphorisms.

Russell Brand's Insight into Heroin

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Russell Brand, the notorious actor and comedian, recently published an article that gives the most penetrating insight into the struggles of a heroin ...

AA and My Nan

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

My nan is all kinds of great. She is strong. She had six kids in nine years. She worked. Raised a big family on very little. She's seen a lot of life and she never judges anyone. But there are some problems outside her realm of experiences these days. So as much as my nan remains my favourite person, she's not always the most relevant. Oldest is not always best.

Warning As More Snow Forecast To Hit Parts Of The UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Fresh snow will hit parts of the UK overnight on Tuesday, bringing further risk of traffic disruption, forecasters warned. South and east Wales, so...

Could Britain Lose Its AAA Rating?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Politics

Lost beneath George Osborne's Autumn Statement on Wednesday was the news that Britain's AAA credit rating could be in jeopardy as the economy slips fu...

Should Young People Only Be Allowed To Drive Family Members?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

Young drivers may face a ban on carrying passengers who are not members of their family as the Government seeks to cut the number of deaths on the roa...

Attitudes To Cyclists Are 'Almost Like Racial Discrimination'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Negative attitudes towards cyclists are "almost like racial discrimination", says one of the country's leading motoring experts. Edmund King, pres...

Petrol Prices Still Too High Says AA

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

Petrol prices have fallen but drivers are still being short-changed, according to the AA. Average petrol prices have gone down from 138.95p a litre...

The Worst News Of The Year So Far

PA | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Road gritting and snow clearance teams are standing by to deal with the first onslaught of wintry weather as forecasters warn that temperatures are li...

Car Jack, Check. Plunger, Check...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

When your boiler breaks down, calling the AA might not be the obvious solution. But some of AA's roadside patrollers are being trained to mend boi...

The Blessing of Alcoholism

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Peck's praise of AA isn't some feelgood therapy technique to make addicts feel better about themselves. It is backed up by some really interesting points and can be read in his book Further Along the Road Less Travelled.

42% Of Drivers Using Mobiles

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

More than two in five drivers are illegally using hands-held mobiles while at the wheel, with some even taking pictures of crashes, according to an AA...

Panic At The Pumps?

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Panic buying at the pumps earlier this year brought the UK's long-term fall in petrol sales to a halt, figures on Monday showed. But prices were so...

'We Will Weed Them Out' Crackdown On Whiplash False Claims

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than £2 billion last year - adding around £90 to the cost of a typical car insurance policy, the AA has re...

Even Abstinence Based Recovery Would be Healthier if Drugs Were Legal

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Legalise the drugs, and even the abstainers will have a chance at a much healthier, less resentful, and happier time in their recovery.

Parents Spending 50 Hours A Month As Children's 'Taxi Service'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Some parents are spending 50 hours a month driving their children to school and to social activities, according to a survey. A poll found acting as...

'Stupid And Dangerous': AA Warns Drivers

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

The AA has warned of "stupid and very dangerous" actions being taken by panicked drivers. In a statement, the motoring organisation said that in Ma...

Downing St Denies Fuelling Panic At The Pumps Over Tanker Strikes

Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Downing Street has denied fuelling panic at the prospect of petrol shortages, as David Cameron prepares to chair a meeting of the emergency Cobra comm...

Petrol Prices At All Time High

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

The average price of petrol in the UK has broken through the 140p-a-litre threshold for the first time, the AA said on Friday. The average price at...

Poorer Drivers 'Suffering' At The Pump, Claims AA

PA | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

Recent rises in petrol prices at the pumps will wipe out any savings drivers could have expected from warmer-weather motoring, the AA claims. Alrea...

Diesel Costs 4p More A Litre In The Country

PA | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

The price of diesel in rural filling stations is, on average, 4p more than in urban areas, a survey showed today. Cars are becoming an "unaffordabl...