A stressed university lecturer turned to drink and died after an overdose of painkillers, an inquest heard. Colin Robinson had only just started work at the University of Central Lancashire's department of social work. But his family said that the stress of his new position led him to turn to alcohol, after suffering previous alcohol problems. A spokesperson for Uclan said: "Although Colin Robinson was only with us for a short time, both staff and students were very saddened by this news and our thoughts are with his family. The university takes the welfare of its staff extremely seriously, including the provision of a confidential counselling service."