Inquiry launched into the impact of alcohol on Emergency Services

This was reported by Alcohol Concern in early September. Image courtesy of Peter Dench, Alcohol and England       The All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm has today launched an Inquiry into the ‘Impact of alcohol on the Emergency Services’. The Inquiry will examine the way in which alcohol-related incidents and injuries place … Continue reading Inquiry launched into the impact of alcohol on Emergency Services

Cyber-shaming and it’s impact on young drinkers

There was an interesting article in The Independent in June that looked at the latest Office of National Statistics data and talked about a new phenomena on social media called cyber-shaming and how it was impacting young people’s drinking behaviour. Facebook pictures of fresher’s week antics and boozy Saturday nights may become a thing of … Continue reading Cyber-shaming and it’s impact on young drinkers

Alcohol detox centre ‘saves NHS millions’

This was a news story featured on the BBC website in April looking at how alcohol detox centres being set up could save the NHS millions. The NHS could save £27m a year by changing the way it deals with alcoholic patients, new research seen by the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests. We spent a week … Continue reading Alcohol detox centre ‘saves NHS millions’

No proof ‘alcohol will make you more gorgeous’

Love this from NHS Choices! Brilliant they are responding to news stories and critically analyzing it for us too 🙂 “How having just the one drink can make you look more gorgeous, according to science,” The Independent reports. But the “science” turns out to be an experiment carried out under highly artificial conditions. The headline … Continue reading No proof ‘alcohol will make you more gorgeous’

A&E (Alcohol & England)

This was shared recently on Soberistas and I was so struck that I thought I’d share it here too.  On October 23, 2014 Reportage photographer Peter Dench released latest book, entitled A&E (Alcohol & England), which is a retrospective of his work documenting British drinking habits, shot across his career. “In January 1915, David Lloyd … Continue reading A&E (Alcohol & England)

‘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

Dry January impacts drinking through the year

Shared from Alcohol Policy UK Alcohol Concern recently announced research shows many drinkers attempting a ‘Dry January’ make lasting changes to their drinking, even those who do not successfully complete the whole month off. Released during the recent 2014 Alcohol Awareness Week, the figures indicated that six months after completing a ‘Dry January’, participants were … Continue reading Dry January impacts drinking through the year