How a Gin Craze Nearly Destroyed 18th-Century London
By 1730, an estimated 7,000 gin shops were turning Londoners into degenerate alcoholics, leading to violence, widespread addiction, and social devastation.
How to Actually Curb Your Drinking for the Rest of the Year
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.
How Your Job and Music Taste Affects What Booze You Drink
A conversation with Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read, a drinking expert.
How Much Good Does Not Drinking for a Month Actually Do?
January seems like the perfect month to lay off the booze for a bit, but why would you? Why?
Esmee Schenck De Jong
How Your New Year’s Eve Is Going to Go This Year
There are only eight possible options for New Year’s Eve. Come, let us explore them.
A Brief History of Getting So Wasted You Forget You Created Important Pop Culture
When you're loaded, you can forget entire nights, weekends, novels you've written, and seasons of television you've starred in.
How Giving Up Drink and Drugs in Your Twenties Can Change Your Life
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.
This Scientist Has Invented a Synthetic Booze That Will End Hangovers and Alcohol-Related Deaths
Professor David Nutt believes Alcosynth will have replaced all real alcohol by 2050.
I'm Bored Unless I'm Drunk, But Is That Actually a Problem?
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.
Is It a Problem That I Have a Drink Almost Every Day?
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.
'The Orgasm Is Deeper with Marijuana' – People Talk About Having Sex On Booze and Weed
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.
Can You Reverse the Horrible Long-Term Effects of Drugs with Exercise, Food and Vitamins?
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.