Who We Are
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.
PLEASE NOTE: We have moved!
Our new address is 83 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HW Tel: 020 3585 4155
Latest from Drug and Alcohol Findings
Evidence that in 2012 Scotland’s alcohol treatment caseload equated to about 1 in 4 of the country’s alcohol-dependent adults, over three times the 1 in 14 ratio in England, partly a consequence of extra funding accompanying Scotland’s 2009 national alcohol strategy. Evidence too of a peer-based recovery orientation taking root.
A new report by Alcohol Research UK and the Alcohol Academy calls for a full review of the law on sales to drunk customers. In many cases sales to drunk customers appear to be the norm, but annual prosecutions for the offence are rarely more than single figures. The 2012 Government Alcohol Strategy said it would look […]
We are seeking someone to evaluate the impact of our grants to get an historic perspective on what has been achieved, to inform future strategy and to make the most of our resources.
In a new set of videos our Director of Research and Policy Development, James Nicholls, speaks to the Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs about the history of alcohol issues in the UK.
A major new review of alcohol brief interventions is now available on our website. The review considers the evidence base on the delivery of identification and brief advice in a wide range of settings. It concludes that broader delivery of IBA is feasible, but requires strong organisational support, effective training and financial investment.
A new report by Alcohol Focus Scotland and Alcohol Research UK reflects on the role of public health teams in licensing in Scotland since 2009 and considers the implications for the role of public health in licensing across the UK