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‘Recovery’ will be different for every patient fighting addiction, but it is always worth pursuing | Xavier Mulenga
The idealised result for people with mental illnesses is to rapidly return to their ‘normal’ level of functioning. This isn’t always possible

Xavier Mulenga

14, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Vicky Pattison: Alcohol, Dad and Me review – the reality star is an absolute gift of a presenter
The Geordie Shore reality TV star is a commanding, charismatic, honest and articulate presenter, as she tries to make sense of how her father’s drinking affected her upbringing

Lucy Mangan

02, Aug, 2022 @10:05 PM

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Lockdown drinking increase could cause 25,000 excess deaths in England
Alcohol-related mortality rates over 20 years set to rise due to people increasing consumption during Covid

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

26, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Minimum alcohol price ‘causes poorest to cut back on food’ in Scotland
Some problem drinkers also reducing heating to afford rising alcohol costs, according to Public Health Scotland

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

07, Jun, 2022 @11:36 AM

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You booze you lose! The rise of sober-curious TV
TV’s most compelling heroines are currently kicking the habit. Thanks to shows like The Flight Attendant, alcohol-free television is where it’s at for fascinating, action-packed viewing

Rachael Sigee

02, Jun, 2022 @1:12 PM

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Will Young: Losing My Twin Rupert review – an unflinching portrait of 20 years of sadness
This celebrity documentary is a rare beast: a compassionate and courageous examination of alcoholism – inspired by the death of the singer’s brother

Lucy Mangan

10, May, 2022 @10:10 PM

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The Dry review – this painfully funny dramedy is like an Irish Fleabag
This masterful Dublin-set show from Normal People’s production company follows a recovering alcoholic – and it’s as dark and nourishing as a pint of Guinness

Chitra Ramaswamy

05, May, 2022 @10:36 AM

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Johnny Depp warns Amber Heard of violence in recording played in court
Other exchanges reveal the actor describing himself as a ‘poor old junkie’ who depended on his wife and her family

Edward Helmore

25, Apr, 2022 @6:22 PM

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Lawyers ask Johnny Depp about texts describing desire to kill Amber Heard
At trial, lawyers read messages actor wrote to Elton John and others, describing alcohol and drug abuse and violent thoughts

Edward Helmore

21, Apr, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Was I really an addict? How the pandemic made me realize I had an alcohol problem
I finally saw myself as a person who didn’t need alcohol to make it through the day: I was enough without it

Maggie Neal Doherty

07, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Single Drunk Female review – this rare joy is like a next-level Fleabag
Disney+’s superior coming-of-age show about a recovering addict’s hard-won emotional maturity is direct, straightforward, even earnest – but still full of comic drama

Ellen E Jones

06, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘A massive spiritual shift’: how the mindful movement of qigong can treat addiction
The gentle motion, breathing and meditation stop the mind ‘wandering to negative thoughts’, says a recovering Victorian addict

Emilio Lanera

25, Mar, 2022 @7:47 PM

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