Alcohol Addiction

  • 28 Feb

    If you are worried about the alcohol consumption of someone you know and care for, it can be a delicate subject to discuss with them. Here's Priory's tips on how to start the conversation.

  • 01 Feb

    What are the different methods of intervention? Could you answer this question? Here, Priory discusses some of the most common and effective methods.

  • 16 Dec

    Does the Christmas season bring reminders of happy times, or worries about family members and their drinking?

  • 02 Aug

    The rise of the ‘bottomless brunch’ where unlimited alcohol is served, is fuelling dangerous levels of drinking among working professionals, says Dr Omair Ahmed, consultant psychiatrist at Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham.

  • 31 May

    Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, a visiting consultant at Priory Hospital Roehampton, south-west London, has been discussing advice for parents on communicating with children about drugs in his new book The Drug Conversation on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire’s show.

  • 22 Jan

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month's focus is on the severity of addictions in the UK. With over 1.6 million people in England dependent on alcohol; 1 in 5 children live with a parent who drinks harmful amounts of alcohol, whilst children of addicts are 8 times more likely to develop an addiction themselves.

  • 18 Dec

    Watch our latest film to learn about the services available at Priory’s Roehampton Hospital. The film features our expert clinicians discussing the therapy treatments and excellent on-site facilities and you will also hear from ex-patients discuss their own recovery journey with Priory.

  • 24 Nov

    Consultant psychiatrist Dr Kaleem Baig, who specialises in alcohol addiction at Southampton’s Priory Hospital has urged more education in local schools and colleges to end the “binge and brawl” culture which is leading to significant numbers being hospitalised for alcohol-related harm.

  • 16 Nov

    Dr Ian Drever, from Priory Hospital Woking, said middle-aged Woking residents were “unwittingly” taking serious risks with their health - and ending up in hospital - because they “do not realise they are drinking too much”.

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