addiction

At times throughout my career, I have found it difficult to empathise with addicts. In my current post working with looked after children, many of whom come from homes ravaged by addiction, it can be hard to understand how someone can put a substance before the needs of their...

The Royal Institution was the venue for a hilarious and lively discussion, ‘A neuroscientist explains what your head is really up to’. Dean Burnett, author of...

T2 Trainspotting has been one of the most anticipated sequels in the British film industry, not only because Trainspotting was considered a cult-classic, but because we wonder: how can it continue? We last saw Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) in 1996 betraying Spud (Ewen Bremner...

People, Places and Things opens with a period scene of a woman’s disintegration, which feels familiar. It soon becomes apparent that it is Chekhov’s The Seagull, and we are watching Nina, but along...

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...