UK Alcohol

#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 18.11.2014 | 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...

Alcoholics Anonymous Is Scary!

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

When I arrived at the address I saw an open door with a small, blue "AA" sticker on it. But it was a big building with many floors. How would I find the right room? I assumed it would be in the basement but it was deserted. I then went up the stairs to the first floor where I saw an open door and heard voices. I swallowed my anxiety and went in.

How Drinking Drastically Changes From Your Twenties To Thirties

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most appropriate insight into age and alcohol goes to... this on-point video from Buzzfeed, showing the differences between drinking...

How to Stay the Same Weight Over the Festive Season

Louise Graham | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Alcohol inhibits fat mobilisation by suppressing testosterone - a sex hormone found in women as well as men. Testosterone is a great hormone for burning fat and when it drops it increases fat storage. Testosterone contributes to lean body mass. Less testosterone means less muscle, and less muscle means fewer calories burned and a slower metabolic rate.

Which Has More Calories? A Large Glass Of Wine Or Two Cupcakes?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing better than a large glass of ice-cold white wine after a hard week at work. But what would you say if you knew that your beloved glass...

Damn It. Women More Likely To Polish Off A Bottle Of Wine Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know polishing off a bottle of wine by ourselves regularly isn't great for our health, but it seems women are more likely to do it than men. ...

Do You Know How Many Calories Are In That Pint?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organi...

This Is What 20 Years Of Heavy Drinking Could Do To Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that drinking alcohol in excess can seriously damage our health - liver disease, high blood pressure, mental health problems, to name but ...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before Wine O' Clock

Suzi Godson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The most immediate problem with drinking every day is the calories. Two small glasses of wine contains 318 calories, which is the same as eating a hamburger in a bun. No wonder we're all overweight!

How Safe Is Your Teen From a Drink-Drive Conviction?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

There is a point on every course where the penny drops. On every course, without exception, someone will tell us that, if they had known what they have learnt from us when they first started driving, they would not have offended.

Are You Desperate Enough To Try These Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've woken up after a heavy night out, and your mate walks in with what they hail as a 'miracle' hangover cure. You take the plate...