Tag - alcohol

Social Drinking

The benefits of social drinking

New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of the health risks of alcohol consumption, researchers at the University of Oxford have looked at whether having a drink may play a role in improving social cohesion, given its long association with human social activities. Combining data from three separate studies – a questionnaire-based study of pub clientele, observing conversational behaviour in pubs, and a national survey by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – [...]

UK alcohol consumption down

UK alcohol consumption down

New figures show UK alcohol consumption down 2.1 per cent in 2013 The British Beer & Pub Association has compiled data based on HMRC alcohol tax returns, that shows UK alcohol consumption per head fell again in 2013. This is the seventh year in the past nine that there has been a fall. Consumption per head is now 18 per cent lower than it was in 2004, when the current trend began In total, Britons drank over seven billion fewer units of alcohol in 2013, compared with 2004. Alcohol consumption per head was 7.7 litres per head in 2013 – the lowest [...]

Is this binge drinking?

To be fair the bottles of Budweiser are American so they have screw tops instead of proper British opener-required tops. I suppose that’s what you’d call ‘necking a beer’ So, is it binge drinking? I’ll leave it up to you to decide…..