UK Alcohol

How to Battle the Cravings Monster and Win

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Cravings can derail people trying to cut down or give up drinking but our Cravings Monsters get weaker, and turn up less often if we don't allow ourselves to give in to them; so if you can distract yourself for those few minutes each time, you'll find it much easier to achieve your goals.

Woman 'Too Drunk To Fly' After Downing Bottle Of Cognac Airport Security Tried To Confiscate

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A woman reportedly downed an entire bottle of cognac to prevent airport security staff from confiscating it - only to be denied boarding after being d...

The Ties That Bind Us

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Our instinct is to run away from pain, because it seems the sober emotional equivalent of drinking it away. But all that happens is we store that pain up inside of us, to the point where we build such an intolerance to the pain that it displays itself in other ways.

Just One Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increases Cancer Risk, Study Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who engage in light or moderate drinking every day are at an increased risk of cancer, a study has found.Research carried out in the United St...

This Could Be The Best Way To Prevent Hangovers (Science Says So)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget hair of the dog, new research has shown that the humble pear may stop you from getting a hangover altogether. According to researchers from ...

What's So Noble About Noble Rot?

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

These premium quality wines perfectly balance sumptuous sweetness with refreshing acidity and intensely delicious flavours. Some of my favourites are made by taking advantage of a rare natural occurrence - one which sounds a little bit grim at first...

Want a Better Life? Go Teetotal

Jon Young | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

Alcohol has hi-jacked situations that automatically give us what we need. It's the squeaky clean boss who claims the credit for all the work done by the rest of the team. Or the goal-hanging striker who gets the plaudits for scoring the winning goal.

Kids These Days Are Smoking And Drinking A Lot Less Than They Used To

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Only a small percentage of children aged 11-15 in England have ever used 'legal highs' while only half have even heard of them, a new report has found...

Yob Squirrel Breaks Into Pub, Pours Himself A Beer And Ransacks The Place

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

A drunk squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage after breaking into a pub and hosting his own private lock-in. The rodent made an overnigh...

Teenagers Are Snubbing Alcohol For Social Media, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Joe Jarnecki | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two thirds of British teenagers are snubbing alcohol, saying it does not play an important role in their social lives, with nearly a fifth saying they...

How To Make A Badass Bloody Mary

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The humble bloody Mary has had a bit of a rebrand of late. Once the beverage of choice for our grandmothers, now hipsters, foodies and everyone in ...

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

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2015 | 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 ...