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Tories’ failure to tackle alcohol harm is causing public health crisis, say MPs
Problem drinking in England costs NHS £25bn a year, with deaths nearly doubling in two decades, Commons committee warns

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘My body felt like it was giving up’: Busted’s Matt Willis on the addictions that nearly destroyed him
The bass player has made a bitingly honest documentary about his struggles with cocaine and alcohol, and how he recovered. He hopes it might help others who are facing the same demons

Emine Saner

02, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Melbourne’s new combined addiction and mental health treatment centre ‘a no-brainer’
The creation of a facility such as the Hamilton centre was a key finding of Victoria’s mental health royal commission

Adeshola Ore

13, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The Dry House review – a mother hits rock bottom in gloriously cast alcoholism drama
The capacity to arrest our own destruction is central in Eugene O’Hare’s stark look at a woman struggling to cope after the death of her teenage daughter

Ryan Gilbey

07, Apr, 2023 @10:21 AM

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‘Mother’s smack spoon’: how one woman’s search for her addict parent reinvents film-making
Blue Bag Life, Lisa Selby’s intimate documentary about her mother’s death, inspired the film-makers to adopt a new, more collective way of working

Cath Clarke

07, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Beethoven’s bad liver may not have been solely down to alcohol, say experts
Cambridge study reveals the great composer experienced a hepatitis B infection and was at high risk for liver disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

22, Mar, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Scotland’s minimum pricing linked to 13% drop in alcohol-related deaths, study finds
Experts say research provides clear evidence minimum unit pricing has reduced harm caused by alcohol

Andrew Gregory Health editor

21, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Many men have a problematic relationship with food – and I’m one of them | Adrian Chiles
People often tell me that they don’t have an ‘off switch’ when it comes to drinking. I don’t have that problem, but it’s a different story when it comes to eating, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

02, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Does gene editing hold the key to improving mental health?
Research suggests traumatic childhood experiences embed themselves in our brains and put us at risk of mental illness, but epigenetic editing may offer us hope of removing them

Ida Emilie Steinmark

26, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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A new start after 60: at 63 I finally paid off my debts – and ditched the credit card
After overcoming her addiction to drinks and drugs, Suzy Morrison realised she also had an unhealthy relationship with money. Two years later she was solvent – for the first time in her life

Paula Cocozza

13, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: a stranger told me of his alcohol problem – and I realised I had one too
When he described his recent sobriety, my wall of denial crumbled. The next day I asked him to take me to a 12-step meeting

Carmel Mc Mahon

08, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘We have to come together’: alcohol bans alone won’t fix Alice Springs’ problems
Restrictions have had success but an Aboriginal health group warns the ‘underlying drivers of destructive drinking’ must be dealt with

Lorena Allam

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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