UK Alcohol

Woman's Dad Was Killed By A Drink Driver, Now She Offers Free Lifts To Drunks

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman whose father was reportedly killed by a drink driver is determined to prevent others from suffering similar tragedies. Angela, from Ohio, s...

Only the Good Die Young

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Lara Ruffle Coles

Since my father died in 2013, I tend to respond quite emotionally to the death of any famous male who has died too soon - anyone before the age of sev...

Toxic Mix of Booze and Masculinity is Putting Men at Eight Times Greater Risk of Suicide

Joe Ferns | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ferns

Research tells us that some men tend to use alcohol as a long term crutch to get them through tough emotional times, and they are less likely to seek help unless they reach a crisis. This means that by the time someone comes to the attention of NHS or other support services they may already be dealing with complex and entrenched problems.

100-Year-Old Woman Gives Perfect Response When Asked For The Secret To Her Longevity

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Most 100-year-olds give similar answers when asked "What's your secret?", suggesting things like olive oil, porridge or yoghurt helped them stay alive...

What Drinking Crackdown? It's Business As Usual In Magaluf

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Debauched, boozy scenes unfolded in tourist resort Magaluf last night – despite the introduction of tough new rules cracking down on drunkenness. ...

This Car Knows When You're Pissed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US have unveiled a car that will potentially stop drink drivers taking to the roads. At a Department of Transport event in Washington D.C., the...

Alcoholism is a Disease That Tells You That You Haven't Got a Problem

Ivan Massow | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

As anyone who's ever had any involvement with someone afflicted with drink or drugs, there is nothing anyone can do for someone who is not prepared to help themselves. Charles wasn't prepared to give up drink when his career was falling to pieces. And why? Alcoholism is a disease that tells you that you haven't got a problem. You are the only one who can't see it.

Barman Convicted Of Manslaughter After Customer Drinks 56 Shots And Dies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

A French barman has been convicted of manslaughter after allowing a patron to drink 56 shots – an act which led to his death. Renaud Prudhomme, ...

Try To Stay Calm: Experts Are Warning Of A Global Shortage Of Prosecco

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

The news that the world is on the brink of a prosecco shortage could well leave you reaching for a stiff drink. The grave message comes from Rober...

Want To Find Out What "Love" Feels Like? Science Says Get Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Beyonce appears to be one step ahead of science, at least as far as her song 'Drunk In Love' goes. Scientists have said that falling in love feels ...

This Tells You How Long Your Wine Will Last Once Opened

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing puts a smile on our faces quite like wine o'clock on a Friday evening. Although that smile quickly fades when Monday night arrives and we r...

Worrying Discovery Could Let You 'Brew' Heroin Using A Beer-Making Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have just taken home-brewed beers to a worrying new level: home-brewed morphine. No, they haven't discovered how to numb your physical p...

You Can Actually Make Cocktails From Guinness (And They Taste Really Good)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When some people think of Guinness they think of trying it once, hating it and never looking back. But the folks over at the Dublin brewery are so kee...

Like Buying Ridiculously Pointless Tat While Drunk? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever come home from a night out feeling the effects of your favourite tipple, only to open up your computer and go on a random eBay shopping ...

How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Starting after this Bank Holiday weekend. On Tuesday 5th of May, I'm inviting anyone who wants to to join a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart. It's going to involve as little online support, and as much getting you out of the house, away from bloody internet forums as you can possibly fit in.

The Pack Animal You Can't Ride

Nick Abbot | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Read More: Law, Cctv, Alcohol, UK News
Nick Abbot

Some people look as though they were separated at birth, even though they are not related at all. Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman are almost exac...

Alcoholic Drinks Should Come With Calorie Counts, Warns Health Official

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alcoholic drinks are contributing to obesity and should come with mandatory calorie counts, the chairwoman of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSP...

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Public Health and the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Prevention is better than cure: preventative measures can reduce the much greater cost of medical treatment for chronic conditions that have become established and can help avoid tens of thousands of premature deaths. This is where the European Union plays a vital role.

How Dehydration Could Be As Bad As Drink Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being dehydrated while driving may mean you make as many mistakes as drivers who have drank alcohol, a new study suggests. Reachers found that dri...

This Drinking Club Has A Severe Running Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the words "pub" and "crawl" bring back memories of university days gone by that, quite frankly, we'd rather forget. But the London ...

How To Cure A Hangover In Time For Work

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Have you been partying on a week night? You need these tips on how to get over a hangover in time for work. From fighting nausea with fresh gin...

Taking the Lady out of Ladies Day

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

Of course it's okay to drink enough to put our health at risk and skew our judgement enough to put ourselves in potentially dangerous situations. Just don't do it on a day named for women. When everything should be beautiful and feminine and bright.

Beware of Feeding Sharks

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

I confess, there's a part of me which liked seeing someone else get drunk. It was terrible yet magnificent. I liked the thrill of being on the edge looking down at the feeding shark, in a frenzy of pain but also unbridled chaos and freedom.

Two Years Today

Rachel Black | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In my life, alcohol is almost like a massive storm, a tornado even, whipping up chaos and destruction in its pathway with me tightly sucked into its vortex. The devastation so significant my life cleaved into two parts; before and after.

Going Teetotal for the Easter Holidays

Harry Maxwell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Maxwell

With the start of the Easter holidays, and my third year of exams, I've decided to officially start my 'dry spell'. I'm showing zero tolerance to alcohol and no-platforming it from my life. Why now? Because I figured it's a better time than any. I need to smash out some revision and hangovers are not conducive to this, while none of my friends are around to go out anyway.