UK Alcohol

Mouth Cancer: The Lowdown On Symptoms, Treatments And Who Is At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mouth cancer, although uncommon (the NHS says it accounts for one in 50 of all cancer cases) is still a potentially fatal disease, due to the late sta...

Where Does Your Hometown Rank On This Map Of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Places in the UK with the highest rates of people admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease have been mapped out by health officials, in ...

'I Shot Two Lions & Can Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Heavy weight French actor Gerard Depardieu has claimed he shot dead two lions during a trip to Africa. The 65-year-old made reference to his "hero...

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...

How Many Of These Wine Names Can You Pronounce Correctly?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wine: it tastes bloody marvellous but some of those fancy names (ahem, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) are a real bugger to say. This video from foodbeast...

Guess How Long The Average Brit Spends Hungover

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

That awkward moment when you spend 315 days of your life hungover... Oh wait, that's actually a thing. According to new research from Macmillan Can...

This Explains Why We Get Hangovers But Sadly Won't Prevent Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers: there's the pounding head, the spinning room, the pukey feeling in your stomach, the overwhelming sense of tiredness. Even writing these wo...

Hooray! British Pubs Are Finally Going From Manky To Magnificent

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pub-goers rejoice: the days of "decrepit boozers with dull beer and freezer-pack food" are over, according to editors of popular guide book The Good P...

This Map Reveals Which Country Drinks The Most *Insert Name Of Alcohol Here*

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Which country drinks the most alcohol? Is it Ireland with Guinness, Russia with vodka or England with its love for anything on sale in Wetherspoons? ...

British Culture for a Twenty Something Student: Freshers' Week

Emma Wright | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Wright

In the next few weeks, there will be new wave of 18-year-old youngsters beginning one of the most important and challenging chapters in their lives. I'm sure the stresses are beginning for the eager youths, seeking to get away from their family homes to start university

Could This Finally Settle The Debate Around Best Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us feel hungover we tend to crave a bacon sandwich and a strong cup of coffee - for most of us more alcohol is the last thing on our mind...

Redknapp 'Would Love It' If Gazza Came To Work At QPR

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Sport

Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the fo...

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 08.09.2014 | 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...