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The cheaper alcohol is, the more people die and what we can do about it

The cheaper alcohol is, the more people die and...

When it comes to alcohol, drinkers span across a spectrum. There are some who buy a bottle of wine, only looking to the price as their way of judging how...

The cheaper alcohol is, the more people die and...

When it comes to alcohol, drinkers span across a spectrum. There are some who buy a bottle of wine, only looking to the price as their way of judging how...

Growing up as the child of an alcohol-dependent parent – and how I see drinking culture now

Growing up as the child of an alcohol-dependent...

There was a character in Emmerdale called Shadrach Dingle. He had long grey scruffy hair and a beard and looked like he had been dragged through a hedge backwards. He...

Growing up as the child of an alcohol-dependent...

There was a character in Emmerdale called Shadrach Dingle. He had long grey scruffy hair and a beard and looked like he had been dragged through a hedge backwards. He...

6 coping mechanisms for children with alcohol-dependent parents

6 coping mechanisms for children with alcohol-d...

My counsellor recently asked me what I would consider, the most psychologically tough ‘would you rather’ question. Even more psychologically tormenting than the classic parent-sex-join-in-once-or watch-forever dilemma. He asked me...

6 coping mechanisms for children with alcohol-d...

My counsellor recently asked me what I would consider, the most psychologically tough ‘would you rather’ question. Even more psychologically tormenting than the classic parent-sex-join-in-once-or watch-forever dilemma. He asked me...

Sober students: Sober societies at universities in the UK

Sober students: Sober societies at universities...

Now more than ever, students are breaking the mould of what uni life is perceived to entail. It really doesn’t need to be all about booze fests and beer pong,...

Sober students: Sober societies at universities...

Now more than ever, students are breaking the mould of what uni life is perceived to entail. It really doesn’t need to be all about booze fests and beer pong,...

“Shaken, not stirred.”: Alcohol Dependency in Films and TV

“Shaken, not stirred.”: Alcohol Dependency in F...

Don’t get me wrong, James Bond has never been tee-total – but, the Daniel Craig era of Bond has definitely seen a shift. What has always been simmering under the...

“Shaken, not stirred.”: Alcohol Dependency in F...

Don’t get me wrong, James Bond has never been tee-total – but, the Daniel Craig era of Bond has definitely seen a shift. What has always been simmering under the...

Dry January – what are the criticisms and could they be holding you back from finishing?

Dry January – what are the criticisms and could...

As I sat with my boyfriend over dinner last night we cheerfully acknowledged his first successful week of staying ‘dry’ – or abstaining from alcohol consumption –  when he turned and...

Dry January – what are the criticisms and could...

As I sat with my boyfriend over dinner last night we cheerfully acknowledged his first successful week of staying ‘dry’ – or abstaining from alcohol consumption –  when he turned and...