UK Alcohol

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.

Challenging 'NEKnomination,' Lad Culture and Social Media

Sam Mercer | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

Why are we so worried about this trend? Firstly, the use of social media allows peer pressure to escape the security of a university campus where, in many cases, support can be found for students felt pressured or uneasy whilst on campus.

Why We Need Neknominate

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

People die all the time from drinking alcohol. Stag do's are the most dangerous example of ignorance around lethal alcohol consumption. What's the difference between a stag do and neknominate?

University Spends £20,000 On Building Fake Pub

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A London university has spent £20,000 to build a fake pub in order to investigate our relationship with alcohol, using students as guinea pigs. So...

Seems The War On Drugs Is Hitting Bottom - Let's Also Lose the Baggage That Goes With It

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Still, wisdom is evolving. In the news: "Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso called for an end to the war on drugs."

Body Talkin'

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

The other huge problem about body dysmorphia is the normalisation and misuse of the term. You only have to look at gossip magazines covers to see celebrities mouthing about their muffin tops, slamming their cellulite and loathing their legs; thats human nature, its natural. Its not necessarily right, and we all do it far too often, but it's something innate in all of us.

Neknominate Death In Cardiff Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Police investigating the death of a 29-year-old man from Cardiff today said they had received information "regarding the so-called neck and nominate g...

It Was Inevitable. Strip NekNominations Are Here...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

It was probably inevitable... A Leicester woman has taken the NekNomination crake one step further by stripping down to her underwear - in Asda. ...

Government To Ban Cheap Alcohol Ahead Of World Cup

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

A ban on cheap alcohol will be in force before the start of the football World Cup finals as part of Government efforts to curb problem drinking. Supe...

We Have to Stop Pretending That Alcohol Abuse Is Funny

Alastair Roderick | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Roderick

I rarely drink alcohol. I have a physical condition that means that I can live with either alcohol or gravity but not both, and so went dry not just for a month but for ten straight years. Not just any ten years either, the good ones where you are old enough to have proper fun and young enough to outrun the Fuzz.

Does 'Neknominate' Represent The Very Worst Trends In Student Drinking Culture?

Megan Hughes | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

Safety aside, as student attitudes to drinking would have it, there is a more basic problem with the kind of drinking exhibited in Neknominate videos. All of those who take part are drinking simply for the sake of drinking, rather than because they want to enjoy a drink.

Why Giving Up Booze Does Not Mean Your Social Life Is Over

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Why is it that when you say you're giving up booze people just want to ply you with more alcohol? I had to do that old trick of pretending to down a shot and surreptitiously throw it over my shoulder.

A Note About Philip Seymour Hoffman: Addiction Is Not Selfish

Corrigan Vaughan | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Corrigan Vaughan

Anyone who thinks dying from an overdose is selfish has a weird idea of what an addict wants out of life. There comes a point at which drinking, drug use, all that - they're not fun anymore. Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't out partying. He was alone in his bathroom, compelled. Cory Monteith in his hotel room. Chris Kelly in his living room.

My Apologies to Those With Actual Diseases

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Alcoholism is not something any of us would choose to deliberately, consciously pursue as a lifestyle. But whether we persuade ourselves into it, or are hooked from day one, the fact remains that it is still behaviour. Not affliction.

How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

Before my month away from the tipple, I was very self-aware about how young and immature I was. Now I feel as though I am actually an adult. Someone who can have one drink and mean one, who can have a diet Coke instead of a shot of vodka at a busy venue, who doesn't feel obliged to stay out if in fact they want to go home.

Lie January: Why I Told Everyone I Was Doing "Dry January" When I Really Wasn't

Jennifer Simpkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jennifer Simpkins

Obviously, when I first heard about the idea of Dry January, the cowardly introvert in me did a little dance of glee. Finally, here was a ready-made excuse to stay sober without having to fend off snide insinuations that I didn't know how to have any fun.

Alcohol Companies Pledge to Promote Responsible Drinking as Part of Sponsorship Deals

Inge Plochaet | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Inge Plochaet

As the world's largest brewer, we are committed to promoting our products responsibly and to working in partnership to tackle harmful drinking. I'm therefore delighted to be part of the announcement today of the industry's new Alcohol Sponsorship Code; an example of partnership and effective self-regulation in action.

'Babe, Someone's Been Sick on the Sofa': The Trials and Tribulations of Working in a Student Union Bar

Robyn Strachan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Strachan

Most students, freed from the shackles of home for the very first time, simply hit the sauce far too hard and chain themselves to total booze-fuelled ineptitude and embarrassment. In the past term, I've taken bottles of smuggled in WKD from disgruntled internationals, and scraped passed out girls from the floor of the slightly dingy toilets.

I'm About to Become a Human Guinea Pig: I Don't Care About the Needles, I Just Want a Bloody Drink

Ian Horrocks | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Horrocks

What my sentient self does find troubling is the teetotal banality that accompanies a clinical trial. For ten days I will be quarantined in a room with no windows, no company and, terrifyingly, no alcohol other than the traces of solution used to sterilise the plethora of needles going in and out of my veins.

Skin Cancer: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Are At Increased Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly drink alcohol increase their risk of skin cancer by around a fifth, research suggests. Experts found that drinkers have about ...

800 Kent Students Drink Five THOUSAND Jägerbombs In One Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students were probably feeling the worst for wear after knocking back almost five THOUSAND Jägerbombs in a single night. Around 800 stu...

Dryathlon Diary Week Three - New Balls Please!

Tom Stroud | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

Standard first date practice is a few quiet drinks in a nice little bar, giving both parties the opportunity to leave with ease should the conversation grind to a halt. However, sober dating requires a bit more thought, and we settled on a spot of ping pong at a bar in Holborn.

Six Reasons Why My Attempted Suicide Changed My Life

Mark Bowness | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bowness

At the age of 26 my wife had walked out the door on our three year marriage. As I sat in our apartment surrounded by the life that we had built together my thoughts turned to a dark bleak future that I did not want to face. In a severe state of depression I turned to google and typed in the search term 'most painless and quickest way to die'.

Self Help Manuals As You've Never Seen Them Before

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Tried to quit drinking? Joined the gym? And all because it's January, that miserable magical time of year when anything is possible? If you're read...

Petrol And A Pint

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new pub being opened at a motorway service station today was "at odds" with public opinion which was firmly against the move, according to road safe...