UK Alcohol

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.

Here's What People Around The World Eat While Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Accustomed to stumbling around drunk at 2am looking for something to soak up that alcohol? You're not alone. But it's not just boozy Brits who foll...

Gut Flora: The Key to Health

Clark Russell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

It is estimated that over 6million people in the UK and 30million people in the U.S, predominantly women, suffer from the multiple effects of an imbalance in the gastrointestinal (GI) system.

Officer 'Tasered Drunken Naked Man' After Underpants Incident

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search, a court heard. Pc Lee Birch, 31, disch...

US Approves Powdered Alcohol, Company Panics Slightly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US government go-ahead of a food product has prompted a rather hasty re-marketing campaign by its makers. Palchohol - powdered alcohol - had pr...

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Three: In the club, getting tipsy.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

Inherently, nightlife and where to find a good party has always been a priority of students. The happiness one can achieve from standing in a room listening to FatBoy Slim's successor, whilst having others sweat hit them in the face like the satchel of a londoner running for the tube, is dubious if anything.

Sanity Restored After Woman Loses £1m Damages Claim After She Fell Over Wall Looking For 'Somewhere To Wee'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A woman who fell over a wall at a Roman site after looking for somewhere to "wee" after an evening's drinking has lost her £1 million damages action....

Ready to Lose Your Licence and Your Freedom? Why You Might Be a Drunk Driver and Not Know It

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

If you drink alcohol, and sometimes have several drinks late into the evening, then drive your car in the morning, you are risking a drink-drive limit shock. Alcohol impairs driving, so the consequences for you, your loved ones, or complete strangers could be serious, or even fatal. It may not be just your licence that you lose.

Guess What This Guy Got Arrested For? (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving – whilst handily wearing a T-shirt proclaiming him to be “drunk as shit”. ...

Food Tube Raises a Glass to Drinks Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Drinks Tube will have it all - from showing you how to make amazing cocktails at home to discovering fantastic beers from around the world, or explaining everything you've always wanted to know about the world of wine. But it's not all about alcohol - there'll be soft drinks like coffee and juice too!