UK Alcohol

'First #Slanegirl, Then Magaluf Girl And Now This'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

A photo showing two young couples appearing to have sex on the ground outside a Belfast nightclub while fellow party-goers walk past unbothered has sp...

How That Extra Pint Could Be Damaging Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're heading out for a cheeky pint (or five) after work this evening you may want to think twice about how much alcohol you order. Experts hav...

Magaluf Sex Acts, Lord of the Flies and Why Raising the Legal Drinking Age Won't Work

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There's been a massive outcry this week over the young lass who allegedly performed sex acts on 24+ blokes in a nightclub in Magaluf. A lot of people seem to think it's an indication of our crumbling society. Part of the dangers of drinking. Others have ignored the drinking and seem pretty stuck on this being a case of double standards. Sexism.

This Pill May Be Able To Help Alcoholics With Addiction

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alcoholics should be offered a once-a-day tablet on the NHS to try to help them curb their addiction, health officials have said. The drug nalmefen...

How These Two Questions Will Determine If Alcohol Is Not Your Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have enough drinking experience behind our belts and on our waistlines, to have a) done something really stupid b) woken up full of regrets...

Why Drunk Sex Can Hurt Your Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While drunk sex with your partner might seem like a good idea at the time, it turns out a booze-fuelled fumble may be doing your relationship more har...

'Grey Power': Or How Partying Pensioners Are Taking Over The Party Island Of Tenerife (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Boozing, fighting and nightclubbing – Tenerife is host to scores of British visitors who come for just these things. But it’s not just the you...

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Here is a young woman in a popular holiday destination for those with a limited budget - I'm not going to assume that she's working class, but I'm certain the journalists will have done. She having fun, she's drinking, she's apparently being sexual on her own terms. Someone filmed it and the whole thing went viral - oops. Enter the tabloids with their guidebook to acceptable women's behaviour and pronounce her unclean, apparently we've found a "new low" ... It's not long before social media is calling her "actual vermin" and a "repulsive slag". I failed to find anyone (other than feminists) criticising the men in any way, the woman in question has had her name and photo all over the internet today; where are the men?

11 Pictures Of Young Iranians Defiantly Smoking Joints, Drinking Alcohol & Going Lingerie Shopping

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

Lingerie shopping, smoking joints, drinking alcohol and partaking in mixed yoga classes. They could be the activities of any group of young men an...

Stop Blaming Advertising for Your Alcohol Abuse

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The biggest reason we have such a prolific alcohol abuse problem is because we refuse to take responsibility for our own actions. The reason that any attempts at sobriety are so protracted is that we are actively encouraged to lay the blame at everyone else's door but our own.

Drunk in Charge of a School Football Team

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

'Teachers in a 'drunken brawl' on school trip to Barcelona'. That was the headline that I returned to when emerging from a detox retreat (my partner chose not to tell me the 'news' until my 'quiet time' was over to avoid any disruption to my focus on mental and emotional peace!).

Pregnant Josie Is Smoking & Drinking Because She Is 'Disappointed' About Baby's Sex

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Mother-to-be Josie Cunningham was so disappointed on learning the sex of her unborn baby she has taken up drinking and smoking with great gusto. T...

A Royal Hangover - The Documentary About Drinking That's Actually Worth a Watch

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

There are seemingly sh*tloads of documentaries made about the British Drinking culture. Or Booze Britain. Or whatever words you enjoy sticking a hashtag in front of and calling it a thing...

Man V. Booze: The Funniest Drunk Fails (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Comedy

There is, of course, nothing funny about getting so hammered that you can't walk straight. Well, we say that... but this compilation of funny (and ...

Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

FOR HUFFINGTON POST USA Thomas Roberts recently wrote on a topic that has long interested me: is the banning of mind-altering, psychedelics substance...

'Gruesome & Shocking': China's Annual Dog Meat Festival (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

An annual Chinese dog meat festival kicked off earlier than usual this year – in an attempt to deflect attention from the media and animal rights pr...

Drinks, Dinner Jackets & Dinosaurs: It Must Be The Cambridge Trinity May Ball (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Scores of university students in various stages of elegant undress emerged blinking onto the sunlit streets of Cambridge on Tuesday morning. Dish...

Parenting Teens: Should We Expect More From Them, or From Ourselves?

Catherine Zinger | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Zinger

I used to be THE perfect parent... before I had children of my own. My parenting skills were so beyond reproach that I could even tell other parents not only how to raise their kids, but explain to them exactly what they were doing wrong.

Why Do We Get Hangovers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers. We've all been there - waking up in a blurry haze, head like thunder, unable to remember much of the night before. Then slowly sinking into...

They Think It's All Over - 'Til the Morning After...

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Win, lose or draw, the World Cup brings us together... Where will you be watching? Pub or sofa? If there's a beer or more in hand, it's going to be a late session. But before we get carried away with World Cup fever, have you thought about the morning after?

Should I Get Sober Online?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There is nothing scarier or more liberating than people typing out verbatim everything we have ever felt about our drinking. Even the stuff we won't say out loud. Especially the stuff we don't say out loud. Because if we didn't say it then how do they know?

Why Do Children Drink More in the North East?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Kids are bored. Drinking is cheap. Cheaper than anything else on offer around them leisure-wise by far. And it's sad. Because it wouldn't cost the earth. If kids want to knock about a coffee shop of an evening in London then they can. Because they are open past six o'clock. Why can't we do that for our young people in the North East?

What Friday's Four Glasses Of Wine Are Doing To Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You go to the pub for a quick drink after work and 'one drink' soon turns into four - we've all been there. But new research shows that this seemi...

World's Heaviest Drinking Countries Revealed: The UK's Spot May Surprise You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

The world’s heaviest drinking countries have been revealed – and it might surprise you to know where Britain sits in the league. The figures, ...

Why Eating Biscuits for Breakfast Is a Bad Idea

Louise Graham | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Whether it's sweet biscuits washed down with liquid sugar (juice) for breakfast or shop bought leftovers for lunch and dinner, reframing the way you see your food goes a long way to achieving the slim body you desire.