UK Alcohol

An Open Letter To My Alcoholic Mum

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

As today was the day my mum was admitted to hospital due to taking an overdose and today, is hopefully the day she allows me to get her into rehab. For anyone suffering with addiction, or loving a person who is, be vocal. Take your dirty laundry outside and let people help you clean it.

Are Divorces Due To Excessive Drinking By Women Really On The Rise?

Richard Adams | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

Significantly, this claim does not appear to be based on any actual research based evidence, but instead from a trend identified by lawyers from their own experiences. Whilst any patterns noticed by individual lawyers can be of interest, it would be wrong to extrapolate that into some larger social trend without something more substantive in support, let alone claim it as fact.

Nadia Sawalha Admitted To Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant With Daughter Maddie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

Nadia Sawalha admitted she drank alcohol while she was pregnant with her eldest daughter, Maddie, 14. The 52-year-old, who is also mum to 10-year-old ...

The First Step To Becoming A Sober Girl

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

How do you become a sober girl? If it was as easy as just not drinking anymore, then we would only ever need one attempt at it. I had a number of failed attempts.

Pre-Flight Booze Could Soon Be Restricted At Airports (Thanks To Unruly Passengers)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who enjoy a pre-flight tipple could face tougher regulations in airports, officials have said. A new report on the 2003 Licensing Act found tha...

Why That 'Acceptable Middle Class Wine Habit' Has a Lot to Answer For

Alice Wilde | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wilde

There's definitely been a noticeable change for good and my children have got a better parent. I want this, not just for them, I want this for me. For the best me that I can be -  because I really like her a lot more than the fractious, snappy wine-hag of the past few years.

Pass The Wine! Scientists Say Moderate Drinking Can Cut Risk Of Heart Problems

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you enjoy a tipple every now and then, and stick to well within the guidelines, you could be reducing your risk of heart problems. That’s accordi...

Prosecco Nail Polish Is Now A Thing

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Style

Groupon have launched a nail polish made from real Prosecco. And it’s edible. The sparkly shade of Gold Glimmer is said to taste and smell just like...

The Hidden Danger Of Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you order alcohol topped with an energy drink on a night out, you could be putting yourself at extra risk of injury. That’s according to new rese...

A Gin Cruise Is Coming To The UK And You're All Invited

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget sitting in a crowded cocktail bar, because you can now enjoy gin from the glamorous surroundings of a cruise ship. Dorset Cruises has just anno...

How Addiction Changed My Life

Laraine Jewell | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Laraine Jewell

Alcohol and drug addiction affects more than just user. It also affects family and friends, who are usually the ones to pick up the pieces time and time again, and who (in the worst case scenario) are left dealing with the grief of losing a loved one due to their addiction.

This Is Why Beer Bottles Are Often Brown Or Green

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever sipped an ice cold beer and stopped to wonder why they often come in green or brown bottles? If you’ve been mildly baffled by it but t...

Raising Duty, Reducing Harm

Fiona Bruce | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Fiona Bruce

The Chancellor spring's Budget presents a chance to call time on the ability to buy a can of cider for cheaper than a bottle of water.

Legendary Mum Demonstrates How To Sneak Alcohol Into Any Venue Using An 'Umbrella'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has given us a lesson in sneaking booze into venues by disguising her’s as an “umbrella”. Hayleigh Quinn, 19, was on a train with her mum ...

Could You Give Up Food Waste In 40 Days?

Lishai Kaufer | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lishai Kaufer

You're probably having 'the chat' at the water cooler this week. Perhaps you've started calling your mates to muster up ideas. If you're super organised, you've already Googled "how to decide what to give up for Lent" at least twice by now.

What Do The Archbishop Of Canterbury, A Muslim Convert And George Best's Son Have In Common?

Lauren Booth | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Lauren Booth

Archbishop Justin Welby, myself and Calum Best are adult children of alcoholics or COA's. This means that our early years, although vastly different i...

The Phenomenon Of Making Women Doubt Their Sanity Isn't New, But Gaslighting Finally Gives Us A Way To Call It Out

Grace Garland | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Grace Garland

Gaslighting, the act of manipulating someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity, was named after a play and subsequent movie where a husband convinces his wife she is going mad by gradually dimming the lights, whilst telling her it is only her who thinks the lights are flickering.

What Trying To Stay Young Does To Your Body

Dr Nick Summerton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nick Summerton

We all want to stay young for as long as possible. But trying to cling onto the lifestyle you had in your 20s doesn't keep you youthful. It might do something for you psychologically, but physically there are repercussions.

'Wine Glass Mask' Will Enrich Your Weekend Drinking Experience To The Max

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Someone has invented a fully-immersive Wine Glass Mask that lets you inhale wine’s delightful bouquet and drink it all in one go. The glass is speci...

Majority Of Public 'Unaware' Red Wine Can Increase Cancer Risk

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Almost nine in 10 people are not aware that drinking red wine can increase a person’s chances of getting cancer, a new poll suggests. World Cancer...

Woman Receives Surprise Gift In The Post, Realises She Sent It To Herself While Drunk

Mercury Press | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman was flattered to receive a huge cosmetics haul from a mystery sender – only to discover the present was sent by herself when drunk. Pauline ...

Three Steps I Took To Become Alcohol Free (And Carefree)

Jonathan Young | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Of course, eventually I would succeed, and far from the life downgrade I feared, the opposite happened. My success wasn't a fluke, it didn't happen overnight, it wasn't a result of willpower nor did I live in a hut in the woods for two years. In fact, there were three deliberate stages to it and I've shared them below.

Cheap, High-Strength Cider Should Face Price Increase, Experts Say

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheap, high-strength cider should face a price increase in order to reduce its “burden” on the NHS and society, experts have said. The Alcohol H...

15 Things You Only Know If You're A Serial Drunk Texter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentlemen, the tech heroes at Whatsapp have finally noticed what we’ve all known for years - we are simply not responsible enough to text...

The Risk In Caution: Acrylamide, Alcohol And Trump

Adam Staten | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Adam Staten

It was widely reported over the weekend that the British Medical Association has issued guidance to its members that they should not to refer to pregn...