Thoughts of the escape of drinking/Impostor Syndrome

<– This is what drinking was for me.  An escape hatch from myself and the world.  And I still miss this at times of stress and crisis.  Even now this last week I’ve recalled memories where I’ve thought and felt that drinking made the unbearable bearable.  I KNOW that this is a salvation fantasy but … Continue reading Thoughts of the escape of drinking/Impostor Syndrome

England’s 50 most dangerous drinking spots – is your hometown one of them?

So this appeared in The Telegraph in November looking at drinking spots and hospital admissions. Blackpool tops a list of Britain’s 50 most dangerous drinking spots, according to new figures. The stag party resort had 1,230.5 per 100,000 people needing to go to hospital last year after a night out. This equates to just under … Continue reading England’s 50 most dangerous drinking spots – is your hometown one of them?

Good Friday? Teetotaller numbers rise in UK with one in five adults not drinking

This new story was The Guardian front page headline back in February. Does that make today a Good Friday? 😉 Britain is becoming a nation of teetotallers, with young adults and Londoners leading the way, according to new figures which suggest one in five adults are not drinking. More than one in five adults (21%) … Continue reading Good Friday? Teetotaller numbers rise in UK with one in five adults not drinking

Depression-related drinking: going against the grain

I’ve reblogged this from Libby over at the Depression Lab who has let me re-blogged her work before here. In Britain, people who experience anxiety or depression are said to be twice as likely to be heavy or problem drinkers.  It surprises me the risk is not much higher.  I mean, why wouldn’t anyone with … Continue reading Depression-related drinking: going against the grain

‘Women on the wagon’ club together to cut back on drinking

So it’s almost the end of Dry January and you’ve made it through!  Firstly congratulations 🙂 And if you wonder if it’s worth it – wrap your lug holes around this! 45 seconds of a Professor of Hepatology telling you all the good things you just did for your liver in that month off!!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hptsc … Continue reading ‘Women on the wagon’ club together to cut back on drinking