Chris Owen is an award winning PR consultant currently living in Windsor. He writes regularly on alcoholism for CALMzine, a magazine which aims to tackle the stigma behind mental health and the problems of male suicide in the UK. Outside of work he collects books and records, and is a passionate student of the Second World War and espionage, the latter of which allows him to indulge his inner spy.
Alcoholics Anonymous do extraordinary, brave work for people who are in need. But my journey to sobriety shows their technique isn't for everyone
01 February 2013 01:31 PM
Our writer, who has been dry for three years now, on the fabled Twelve Steps
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats