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Alcohol Research UK is an independent charity that tackles alcohol-related harm by funding high quality, impartial research. Since 1980, we have produced over 100 reports into alcohol harm, treatment, policy and culture.
Latest from Drug and Alcohol Findings
Amalgamated findings from studies of risky drinkers identified and counselled in primary care settings indicate that compared to screening and assessment only, brief counselling lead to greater reductions in drinking, gains reflected less strongly in some indicators of health. However, it is unclear whether the generally small impacts would be sustained in routine practice.
Applications are now invited for the 2016/17 Research Innovation Grants Programme for our ‘Treatment and Recovery Today’ priority area. Proposals which include collaborations between academic researchers and different stakeholder groups, such as: treatment providers, commissioners, and researchers are particularly encouraged. Deadline: 1 November 2016.
Universities are now invited to apply for our Research Studentships. We are offering £10,000 per year match funding to enable a student to undertake research in the alcohol field leading to a PhD. Deadline: 29th November 2016.
Statement: Alcohol Research UK welcomes Scottish Court of Session’s Decision on Minimum Unit Pricing
Alcohol Research UK welcomes the Scottish Court of Session’s decision that minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is legal. The Court ruling confirms that MUP brings potential benefits across the population but is especially well-targeted at those drinking at the most harmful levels. MUP was approved by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, but has been […]
Two open-access papers from an Alcohol Research UK-funded project on the delivery of brief interventions in non-healthcare settings have been published in a special edition of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. The edition also includes an editorial by Professor Nick Heather (a former ARUK trustee) on the future for research and policy in this area.
Clarification: Alcohol Research UK confirms that its CEO is in no way connected to the newly launched Alcohol Information Partnership
It has come to our attention that the Director General of a new organisation called the Alcohol Information Partnership shares the same name as our Chief Executive, Dave Roberts. We would like to make it clear that Dave Roberts remains our Chief Executive and is in no way connected to the Alcohol Information Partnership. We […]