UK Alcohol

The 10 Signs That Tell You It's Time to Stop Drinking

Rachel Black | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

Those around you stop giving you a hard time about your drinking and allow you to drink. They know you need a certain amount to function and do not wish to stand in the way of that.

Binge Drinking Ruining Your Life? It's Probably a Self Esteem Issue

Jon Young | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

I dreaded public speaking/presentations (I drunk about six pints before a best man's speech) because I knew I was being judged by onlookers. I was petrified of first dates and would drink four ales (sometimes five) beforehand. All social occasions would be accompanied by alcohol.

Celebrate Burns Night 2015 with a Haggis Manhattan

Michael Stringer | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

After hours of experimentation with different ingredients and techniques I think I have finally found the perfect recipe which encompasses the true Scottish feel in a glass - this is my Haggis Manhattan!

Had One Too Many Last Night? Try Hangover Yoga...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers are, generally speaking, the worst. Hangover yoga, on the other hand, might just make the alcohol-induced headaches and nauseousness well wo...

The Call of the Pub Crawl: Trepidation and Intemperance in East London

Harry Cockburn | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

In the throes of a wild drinking evening, you become the hero of your own depraved drama. Shirts are trifling details. A human in the grip of a fully realised pub crawl is on an expedition into the dark unknown.

Six Surprising Side Effects of Sobriety

Rachel Black | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

You have a perpetual supply of wine to recycle as gifts. Yes, people still give me bottles of the stuff; they 'forget' that I 'don't really drink anymore' and still do not believe the 'No, not ever, not even one' part of the answer.

The Inconvenient Truth About Women, Alcohol & Sexual Assault

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There are some lessons a woman never wants to learn. That cannot be unlearned. That stain with an indelible ink you have to just learn to accept as a part of your new history. There are some parts of ourselves we build a cage around.

6 Hangover Cures That Actually Work

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're still nursing a sore head from the weekend then firstly, we salute you for partying hard and secondly, we know a way to stop this from happe...

Why Cutting Back On Booze Should Be Your Priority In 2015

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As far as New Year's resolutions are concerned, cutting back on alcohol is up there with the most popular (hands up if you've promised to drink less n...

One More Reason To Love Red Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in nuts, grapes and red wine, has long been associated with a range of health benefits such as cutting the risk of h...

#MadFriday: Brace Yourselves For One Of Britain's Booziest Nights

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Tonight is set to be one of the busiest nights of the year as hordes of revellers are expected to hit bars and clubs for "Mad Friday". Also known a...

What Is Sober Clubbing Really Like?

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Could you face the sticky floors, perpetual pushing and tinnitus-inducing music of student clubs without a "vodka blanket"? These three freshers have ...

Most People Who Die Of Liver Disease Tend To Drink Little And Often

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many people enjoy a tipple after work. The reality is that half of that bottle of wine or those few bottles of beer, which seem harmless enough, could...

Why You Probably Shouldn't Drive The Morning After A Night Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Tis the season to be jolly, but 'tis not the season to wake up the morning after a night out and start driving. Why? Because you're (probably) over t...

There's No Such Thing As A 'Beer Blanket'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Next time someone tells you that they don't need a coat because they'll soon be wearing a beer or wine blanket, tell them to turn around, go back into...

Giving Up Drinking for Christmas (Part 1)

Kirsten Brown | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

I just want to see if I can; I want to hang around with people in pubs, and go to parties, and see if I can manage it all and have a good time doing these things, all the while being sober as a judge.

You Should Definitely Steer Clear Of These Foods Before Bed

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you struggle to drift off at night, it could be because you're eating the wrong things before bed. There are a number of foods (and beverages) t...

Your Evening Glass Of Wine Is The Equivalent Of Downing Three Shots Of Vodka

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the drizzly weather hasn't dampened your mood, then this certainly will (sorry). The head of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie has warned tha...

Why We Want to Put Ourselves Out of Business... And End Addiction

John Dicey | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Dicey

Our single stated aim when it came to curing the world of smoking was to effectively put ourselves out of business - by curing all the smokers in the world. To really achieve our aim we do need governments to engage with us. With one eye on their treasury coffers one wonders whether there's a government out there genuinely interested in eradicating addiction.

Is This The Ultimate Hangover Cure?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug has been created that could reduce the harmful effects of binge-drinking on the brain, according to scientists. Researchers believe it may ...

Never Again...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

I firmly believe we tie ourselves down by saying Never again. Surely better to ask ourselves why we did what we did. So often, we deny ourselves of letting ourselves off the hook, so to speak. I regularly ask my clients to ask themselves good questions. Invariably, good questions elicit good responses.

When a Relationship With Alcohol Turns Sour

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Many people jokingly say they "need a drink" after a stressful day. But for some, a few seemingly harmless glasses of wine after work can turn into a stress-relieving habit that can be hard to break.

Six Of The Best Non-Chocolate Advent Calendars Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With recent news of chocolate shortages, we've decided that this year's Christmas advent calendar choice might have to be less cocoa-filled. (If not f...

A Psychologist's Confession: I'm Not Interested in What You're Thinking

Karen Pine | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My lack of interest stems from the fact that what you're thinking has little to do with how you will behave. Sure, what you're thinking will affect how you're feeling. But it will barely connect with what you do. And what I'm really interested in is behaviour.

Student Develops Pill To Cure Hangover

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Thrive isn't just the name of Arianna Huffington's latest book, it's also a pill developed by a US student which claims to cure hangovers - before the...