Tag : alcoholism

An Outside Perspective of British Drinking Culture

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

When I arrived in Leeds from my native Italy in September, I prepared myself for Brit drinking culture through binge-watching all of the comedy series Peepshow. Thanks to that show, I was aware that British drinking culture differs from Italy’s. Not that I came as a teetotaler. Veneto, the region … Read More

Review: Louis Theroux’s Drinking to Oblivion

3 years ago / 0 comments

Drinking culture has become something that enshrines Britain and the way us Brits are seen across the globe. Alcoholism itself is something covered in stigma, and a problem which most of us would merely turn a blind eye to, because quite simply we don’t want to acknowledge it as a … Read More

Features | Alcohol awareness: unity and units

5 years ago / 0 comments

Awareness of alcohol is more than just thinking about having a little less to drink on a weekly basis. Thousands of young people’s lives are ruined every day by alcoholism both directly and indirectly. It’s about more than the pretence of changing your drinking pattern, or keeping a half hearted … Read More

Cultured Alcoholism: Withnail and I

6 years ago / 0 comments

With a salute to cult-cinema, Ben Meagher absorbs the alcohol fumes seeping from his TV set and asks: what can we learn from the greatest alcoholics known to mankind? Awakening in a cesspit of drool in a room moving with the heavy burden of tequila, you turn your bloodshot eye … Read More