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How drug and alcohol addiction has soared in lockdown
For millions of people who struggle with mental health issues, the isolation and stress of lockdown has made life even more difficult.
Welsh politicians may have breached Covid alcohol regulations
An investigation into allegations that four members of the Welsh parliament consumed alcohol on its premises days after a pub alcohol ban was enforced has concluded that there may have been a breach of regulations.
Wales to ban alcohol in pubs after 6pm
In the seesaw of lockdowns, Wales is due to tighten up as England loosens up a fraction.
Drakeford changes Covid alcohol rule for Wales
It took barely a few hours for the Welsh government to change one of their central messages last night, requiring restaurants and pubs to close at 10pm.
Student death inquest: Ed Farmer died from ‘toxic effects’ of alcohol
20 year-old Ed Farmer was a fresher at Newcastle University when he took part in an initiation event for the Agricultural Society.
Scotland becomes first country in world to impose minimum price for alcohol – but will it work?
There’ll be no more cheap booze in Scotland from today: it’s just become the first country in the world to impose a minimum price for alcohol. Health campaigners have described it as the biggest public health breakthrough since the smoking ban.
Scotland first country to introduce minimum alcohol price
Scotland will become the first country in the world to charge a minimum price for alcohol. Ministers said the 50p-per-unit minimum would help tackle Scotland’s “unhealthy relationship with drink”. The Scottish government can now introduce the measure after the Supreme Court ruled that the legislation did not breach European Union law, five years after it…
Could a minimum alcohol charge reduce deaths?
Should there be a minimum price for alcohol to stop people bingeing on cheap booze? Five years ago David Cameron floated the idea, then dropped it. Then the Scottish government’s attempt to do it became delayed in the courts after a challenge from the Scotch whisky industry. Now it’s the turn of the Welsh government. It…
Alcohol drinking limits cut on health grounds
Safe drinking limits are reduced by the UK’s chief medical officers, with a stark warning that any amount of alcohol can damage health.
Simon Danczuk’s struggle with alcohol and depression
Simon Danczuk, the MP who helped to expose the child sex abuse committed by Cyril Smith, tells Channel 4 News about his decision to step back from campaigning to seek help for depression.
Charles Kennedy’s death caused by alcoholism
Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy suffered a “major haemorrhage” caused by his alcoholism, a post-mortem examination has concluded.
Is cannabis more dangerous than alcohol?
A new report finds that people smoking skunk are at risk of psychosis, so is cannabis more dangerous than alcohol?
Doctors urge ban on alcohol sport sponsorship
A group of more than 30 health leaders says exposing alcohol sponsorship to children is creating links between drinking brands and sport.
The secret diary of an alcoholic
Adrian Kelly has been sober for nearly two years after battling an alcohol addiction that nearly killed him. Memories are hazy, but his drinking diaries reveal the extent of his illness at its worst.
Britain’s hidden alcoholics – not the young, but the old
The focus on teen and twenty-something boozing masks a growing issue of older people who are being admitted to hospital with alcohol-related conditions.