Worldwide drinking habits
There are 6 deaths every minute from the harmful use of alcohol
'Kicking the booze and fags was a piece of cake compared to coming off cheese'
A comical look at food addiction
Alcoholism is a choice
If you cannot blame genetics for your drinking habits, who can you blame?
Why could nobody stop me drinking?
Fifteen years of alcoholism cost this writer his home and nearly killed him... so why did none of the efforts to help him work?
Leave me alone with my glass of cheap beer
Putting up prices and lecturing people is not going to change drinking habits - it's just interfering with their enjoyment
One way to solve an alcohol problem - drink from a smaller glass
Would serving alcohol in smaller measures be a simple way for people to understand how much they are drinking? Arguments for and against
Getting help: Young people & drugs
Alcohol and drug problems in young people seem to be declining but some still need help
Getting help: Adult substance misuse
Over ten years the number of people accessing help for substance abuse increased considerably...and the proportion recovering from dependence also increased
How people view their drinking, and what they are doing about it
Deaths caused by drinking
Deaths in the UK which are the direct consequence of alcohol misuse
Once upon a Life
At the very height of his professional success, award winning playwright Athol Fugard realised he was an alcoholic. Here he describes his journey back from the brink