addiction

This documentary film – comprising extensive archive footage and early family video, interviews with some key players and films of her performances – charts the rise and fall of the singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse. In every sense this is a real tragedy. Although you know...

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Henry Youngman


Alcohol services have become a hot topic within the NHS, partly because of the astronomical amount of money the government is forced to spend to deal with issues arising from...

The term ‘workaholism’ has been around since the publication of Oates’ 1971 book Confessions of a Workaholic and has passed into the public mainstream (Griffiths, 2005a). Despite four decades of research into workaholism, Taris...

The majority of people in the Western world drink, to some degree or other. For many, this can get outof hand. Alcohol-related deaths in 2009 were 8664 in Britain alone, while the social and economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption to the European Union are thought to...

In England cigarette smoking is responsible for an estimated 81,700 deaths per year, in other words, 223 people a day – or nine people an hour – die from their smoking ‘habit’. An estimated 36 per cent of all respiratory disease deaths, 29 per cent of cancer deaths and 14...

In 2011 eight US soldiers in Afghanistan died of heroin overdoses. Widespread opiate use has become a major concern for soldiers fighting overseas, with drug-related offences steadily rising during the last five years, and over 11,000 incidents reported in 2011 alone (‘US...