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.
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Latest from Drug and Alcohol Findings
Supplementing the medication naltrexone with psychosocial relapse-prevention therapies has not helped prevent relapse among alcohol-dependent patients. However, these therapies have elevated outcomes among placebo patients to the level of those prescribed naltrexone.
New research funded by Alcohol Research UK and Balance North East suggests workplace health screening and feedback is feasible. However, challenges remain including low participation, limited acceptance and attracting the ‘worried well’.
An evaluation of the In:tuition alcohol education programme has been published. Completed by the National Foundation for Educational Research, the evaluation finds no evidence that the programme increased student resistance skills and only limited evidence that the programme increased student knowledge about alcohol.
A new report from the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University investigates the alcohol harm paradox.
In May 2014 the Centre for History in Public Health at LSHTM ran a History and Policy Seminar on local and national alcohol policy with speakers from Alcohol Research UK, Middlesex University and Public Health England. The report is available here.
A new report looking at the relationship between sight loss and substance use finds that while alcohol consumption is generally lower among people with visual impairment, it can present real challenges when problematic use arises. This study provides the first UK overview of prevalence while presenting key insights into the issues faced by people both accessing and providing relevant services.