By 1730, an estimated 7,000 gin shops were turning Londoners into degenerate alcoholics, leading to violence, widespread addiction, and social devastation.
It's the first day after Dry January. If you want to keep this new enhanced lifestyle up, here's what you need to do.
A conversation with Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read, a drinking expert.
January seems like the perfect month to lay off the booze for a bit, but why would you? Why?
When you're loaded, you can forget entire nights, weekends, novels you've written, and seasons of television you've starred in.
For so many young men, booze and drugs are a way out of fully confronting mental ill health or other underlying issues. We spoke to a couple who decided to put down the pints, to see what effect it's had.
Professor David Nutt believes Alcosynth will have replaced all real alcohol by 2050.
I'm not an alcoholic, I just like getting buzzed as regularly as possible. So I tried to find an expert who'd tell me that was okay.
I thought having a couple of beers or half a bottle of wine every evening wasn't too much of an issue—my friends all do the same. But when I read young people are drinking less and less, I couldn't help but question my relationship with alcohol.
After a study was carried out into the effect of both substances on people's sex lives, we thought we'd do some of our own qualitative research.
We went through a few of the world's favourite substances – booze, weed, coke, MDMA, NOS and ketamine – to examine how you can mitigate the damage they cause to your body.