UK Alcohol

British Public Accused Of Cosying Up To The Drinks Industry

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The British public has been accused of 'cosying up to' the drinks industry in a damning report by medical experts. They found that the average Brit...

Whale Meat Used In Icelandic Beer 'Will Make Vikings Of Drinkers', Promises Brewery

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Icelandic brewery has reportedly teamed up with a whaling company to create… you guessed it, a beer containing extracts of whale. The 5.2% co...

'I Want To Kiss You, I Want To F**k You': Train Passenger Who Tried To Have Sex With Drinks Trolley

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A train passenger who simulated sex with an on-board drinks trolley whilst claiming to be under the influence of alcohol and a legal high has been ord...

Beer, Not The Meek, Shall Inherit The Earth If This Scary Time-Lapse Video Is Anything To Go By

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just as chickens don't come from plastic wrapping, beer doesn't come from a tap. Well, it does, but that's not how it's made. In this time-lapse v...

How I Survived New Year's Eve 2013

Xavier Toby | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Now that New Years Eve is a few days behind us, lets take a moment to reflect on the annual celebration of the year that often feels like, 'On this night, you need to have the most unbelievably epic time ever or you're a loser.'

Polyamory and Monogamy Mixing Under the Influence

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Monogamy, once the structure and safehold of my rule-based life now resembles the unhappy wasteland of Auschwitz. It is a place I once lived in, starved of freedom, healthy love and emotional growth. I clung to it as an better known devil and whilst I accept monogamy as a choice of my friends, I don't find it rational or sane

Dry January

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

If you're going to walk around acting like a self-righteous pr*ck because you are doing it dry this January, people will hate you. Deservedly. Do dry January quietly and happily. Then you will still have friends in February. Always a bonus.

Partying on New Year's Eve? Sobering Thoughts to Make You Plan Ahead

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

So what can we do to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe? It's easy to say 'don't get drunk' but it can be hard to stay sober on party night. However, problem drinking is avoidable and preventable, so please feel free not to drink to excess, or at all, if that works for you. Plan ahead for how you will say no to alcohol, and stick to it.

M&S Till Staff Can Choose Their Customers

Katie Hopkins | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

If they are going to bow to every ridiculous religious whim, why not go the whole hog and have men enter through the front doors and women shuffle in with their heads bowed through the delivery hatch wearing an M&S blackout curtain for full compliance?

Jessica Elgot

Cold Turkey | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

“I liked that she could party, that was one of the things that attracted me to her,” Laurie Sanders said of wife Susy. “I didn’t realise w...

Come The Boxing Day Hangover You'll Be Wanting To Put This In Your Mouth

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Come the inevitable Boxing Day hangover, nothing quite hits the spot like a hair of the dog that bit you. And what a hair of the dog this is... in...

Top Ten Tips to Escape a Hangover | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Planning a big Christmas night out? There's no need to suffer a shocking headache to prove it. Here are our top 10 tips to help you escape a hangover.

Forget Wine And Champagne, Is Beer The New Christmas Tipple?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Beer could be the surprise tipple of choice with Christmas dinner for many people, after record sales this week for retail giant Tesco. The superma...

M&S Apologises Over Muslim Staff Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Marks & Spencer has apologised, saying its procedure was not followed when a Muslim member of staff refused to serve a customer trying to buy a bottle...

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

Workers More Likely To Drink Alcohol Than Those Who Are Unemployed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Workers are much more likely to drink than those who are unemployed, according to new figures. UK data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS...

Muslim Group Plans London March Against Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A group of Muslim extremists plan to hold an anti-alcohol demonstration has been dismissed as a stunt. Members of The Shariah Project, believed to ...

Alzheimers Is Not the Only Dementia

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Alzheimer's is not the only dementia. Alcohol dementia, is also known as alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) and alcohol-related brain injury (ARBI), and is linked with Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's syndrome. With all these complex names, it's perhaps not surprising that the direct link between alcohol consumption and dementia isn't clear.

Is the Booze Making You Fat?

Steve Miller | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

I constantly receive a stream of emails from those looking for support to either cut down or quit booze entirely because the effect it has on their waistline. Yes, it is true that the booze can be your worst enemy if you are trying to lose weight and if you are like me and love your wine you should be aware.

People Who Drink Alcohol Live Longer Than Those Who Are Tee-Total, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A recent study is offering good news for those who booze, by suggesting that people who drink alcohol regularly may actually live longer than those wh...

How to Lie Your Sober Ass Off Through Your Christmas Party

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I'm not here to tell you to be out and proud and publicly sober during Christmas. It's pointless. And it won't work. It's about doing what makes you feel most comfortable. Getting the attention off you and back onto everyone else. So here's a few handy lies to tell your office drinking cronies.

Boozing - a Universal Language

Jane Peyton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Could it be true that humans are hard-wired to seek mind altering substances such as caffeine, tobacco, psychedelic drugs, and alcohol? Alcohol is and was the most easily available intoxicant and historically different cultures throughout the world started drinking independently with no knowledge of the others.

Ketamine Vs. Alcohol: How Do The Side Effects Compare?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

The Government has announced plans to upgrade Ketamine from a Class C drug to Class B, with calls for users of the drug to face tougher legal penaltie...

Twelve Steps to Survive Party Season

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

When we are bombarded with invitations and people saying; "We really must catch up before Christmas" we can choose to take some simple and grown-up steps to get through the silly season with your dignity and credit card intact.

Brogan Driscoll

The Morning After The Night Before Brekkie: The Ultimate Hangover Cure Or A Waste Of Cash? | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With decades of drinking under our belts, HuffPost UK have tried every hangover cure under the morning-after-the-night-before sun. Bacon butties, B...