UK Alcohol

Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Is the Key to Preventing Alcohol Misuse, Not Minimum Pricing

Hilary Wardle | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

Alcoholism is a pernicious, progressive mental and physical illness which claims thousands of lives every year in the UK. Managing this epidemic has become a political priority, with various solutions proposed that largely rely on limiting the availability of alcohol, upping the price and adding cigarette style warnings to packaging.

Addiction Treatment Is the Preserve of the Wealthy

Christian Guy | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Guy

All too often election year politics ends up as a tit for tat race to polling day. Committing to a Treatment Tax may not attract many new voters but it would be right thing to do for the hundreds of thousands of people, and their families, cut adrift by the current failures.

Robin Williams, the Best Help Money Can Buy & Self Medicating

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Self medicating with alcohol goes two ways. It's either for depression or for anxiety. I won't waste your time insulting you with my layman's terms understanding of neurology and serotonin levels in the brain. That's not my department. I can tell you how it starts though: One drink.

Would Health Warnings On Our Wine Bottles Actually Work?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health warnings should be put on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking, MPs have said. Labels on alcohol...

The Home Office Poster That Tells Us: 'Rape Happens When the Victim Has Been Drinking'

Pavan Amara | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Pavan Amara

Across all of these mediums, it was accused of "victim blaming", "betraying the trust of thousands affected every year" by sexual violence, and of "threatening" those who drink with "rape by implication."

Victim Shaming and Alcohol Blaming: Rape Culture and Those who Should Know Better

Sophie Pope | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Here's a controversial thought: Rape happens when an attacker decides to commit it. One in three rape cases occur when the victim has been drinking, and three in three rapes occur when the rapists decide to defile the power of the word 'no'.

A Monthly Bar In A Box That Won't Break The Bank

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as being one of the more enjoyable ways of turning tipsy, a grown-up cocktail can lend you an air of class. And if you've made it yourself, it...

This Bar Sign Speaks The Truth About Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Posted to Reddit by aygul, we think everyone who imbibes will relate to this... How indeed?...

'First #Slanegirl, Then Magaluf Girl And Now This'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

A photo showing two young couples appearing to have sex on the ground outside a Belfast nightclub while fellow party-goers walk past unbothered has sp...

How That Extra Pint Could Be Damaging Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're heading out for a cheeky pint (or five) after work this evening you may want to think twice about how much alcohol you order. Experts hav...

Magaluf Sex Acts, Lord of the Flies and Why Raising the Legal Drinking Age Won't Work

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There's been a massive outcry this week over the young lass who allegedly performed sex acts on 24+ blokes in a nightclub in Magaluf. A lot of people seem to think it's an indication of our crumbling society. Part of the dangers of drinking. Others have ignored the drinking and seem pretty stuck on this being a case of double standards. Sexism.

This Pill May Be Able To Help Alcoholics With Addiction

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alcoholics should be offered a once-a-day tablet on the NHS to try to help them curb their addiction, health officials have said. The drug nalmefen...

How These Two Questions Will Determine If Alcohol Is Not Your Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have enough drinking experience behind our belts and on our waistlines, to have a) done something really stupid b) woken up full of regrets...

Why Drunk Sex Can Hurt Your Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While drunk sex with your partner might seem like a good idea at the time, it turns out a booze-fuelled fumble may be doing your relationship more har...

'Grey Power': Or How Partying Pensioners Are Taking Over The Party Island Of Tenerife (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Boozing, fighting and nightclubbing – Tenerife is host to scores of British visitors who come for just these things. But it’s not just the you...

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Here is a young woman in a popular holiday destination for those with a limited budget - I'm not going to assume that she's working class, but I'm certain the journalists will have done. She having fun, she's drinking, she's apparently being sexual on her own terms. Someone filmed it and the whole thing went viral - oops. Enter the tabloids with their guidebook to acceptable women's behaviour and pronounce her unclean, apparently we've found a "new low" ... It's not long before social media is calling her "actual vermin" and a "repulsive slag". I failed to find anyone (other than feminists) criticising the men in any way, the woman in question has had her name and photo all over the internet today; where are the men?

11 Pictures Of Young Iranians Defiantly Smoking Joints, Drinking Alcohol & Going Lingerie Shopping

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

Lingerie shopping, smoking joints, drinking alcohol and partaking in mixed yoga classes. They could be the activities of any group of young men an...

Stop Blaming Advertising for Your Alcohol Abuse

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The biggest reason we have such a prolific alcohol abuse problem is because we refuse to take responsibility for our own actions. The reason that any attempts at sobriety are so protracted is that we are actively encouraged to lay the blame at everyone else's door but our own.

Drunk in Charge of a School Football Team

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

'Teachers in a 'drunken brawl' on school trip to Barcelona'. That was the headline that I returned to when emerging from a detox retreat (my partner chose not to tell me the 'news' until my 'quiet time' was over to avoid any disruption to my focus on mental and emotional peace!).

Pregnant Josie Is Smoking & Drinking Because She Is 'Disappointed' About Baby's Sex

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Mother-to-be Josie Cunningham was so disappointed on learning the sex of her unborn baby she has taken up drinking and smoking with great gusto. T...

A Royal Hangover - The Documentary About Drinking That's Actually Worth a Watch

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

There are seemingly sh*tloads of documentaries made about the British Drinking culture. Or Booze Britain. Or whatever words you enjoy sticking a hashtag in front of and calling it a thing...

Man V. Booze: The Funniest Drunk Fails (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Comedy

There is, of course, nothing funny about getting so hammered that you can't walk straight. Well, we say that... but this compilation of funny (and ...

Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

FOR HUFFINGTON POST USA Thomas Roberts recently wrote on a topic that has long interested me: is the banning of mind-altering, psychedelics substance...

'Gruesome & Shocking': China's Annual Dog Meat Festival (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

An annual Chinese dog meat festival kicked off earlier than usual this year – in an attempt to deflect attention from the media and animal rights pr...

Drinks, Dinner Jackets & Dinosaurs: It Must Be The Cambridge Trinity May Ball (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Scores of university students in various stages of elegant undress emerged blinking onto the sunlit streets of Cambridge on Tuesday morning. Dish...