Dr Eric Britton

Dr Eric Britton is a GP and Partner at Lonsdale Medical Centre, Programme Director St Mary’s GP Specialty Training Scheme and Board Member of Kilburn Locality of Brent CCG. Amongst all this, he is also part of the Club Soda Team! He’s our go-to GP with all our questions, and regularly acts as our sounding…

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Month Off Booze programme

Alcohol – risks and effects We all know (and feel) that excessive alcohol consumption is Not a Good Thing. Often it’s pretty obvious what impact alcohol is having. Other issues aren’t so obvious but could become problematic with long-term use. In today’s post we review the longer-term effects and risks of alcohol on the body…

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quitting smoking and drinking

Alcohol and smoking Written by Club Soda member and psychologist Helen O’Connor Does it make it harder to control or stop drinking if you continue to smoke? Is it better to make one lifestyle change at a time, or should I tackle both together? This blog post looks into this conundrum in more depth and…

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Vomiting Barbie

Alcohol and emotional maturity This week, as I sat down to write this blog, I was coming up a little bit…blank. It’s not like I don’t have a ton of advice for my younger self. I do. Like…. (1) don’t ever get bangs, (2) you’ll never learn to walk in heels and (3) stop being…

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Getting Sober Gadgets

How gadgets can help you get sober I like a gadget me. Be it something physical or an app, I feel hopeful and aspirational when I buy something that promises to make my life perfect. I know, I know. You actually have to use the things to get the full benefit. No good if they end…

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drunkorexia

Struggle with alcohol and drunkorexia? I’m not going to lie. For as long as I’ve struggled with alcohol, I’ve equally struggled with my weight. My relationship with alcohol is not completely disconnected to my relationship with food. While in the past I would lose control while drinking, I fought hard against myself to control my…

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Wine units

Understanding alcohol units A new study on people’s understanding of alcohol units has been in the news recently. Based on focus group interviews, it looked at how well UK adults know the recommended drinking limits and guidelines, how they feel about them, and whether people find them useful. Not surprisingly, most people don’t think that…

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News newspapers

Alcohol and cancer Another week and another medical study about cancer in the headlines. Some of this week’s headlines more or less said that even drinking a tiny bit of alcohol will cause cancer. But when it comes to health science, what the papers say to draw you in can often look quite different from…

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Medical studies

How do medical studies work and which ones can you trust? In another post today we consider the relationship between drinking alcohol and cancer. This post provides some background information on different types of medical studies: how they are conducted, and how reliable the results are. It is often not possible to identify the exact…

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