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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Practice standards developed by the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists on working with young people aged 18 or under with substance misuse problems, intended (if followed) to promote high quality screening, assessment and treatment for these young people.
This page brings together key UK Governmental documents on alcohol policy since 2002. The 2003 and 2005 Licensing Acts introduced changes to licensing practice and the hours during which alcohol could be sold. There have also been many initiatives, strategies and committee reports which have contributed to changing public and political debate.
This page provides an overview of the resources available online for people wanting to access or produce research in the alcohol field. It focuses on UK-based sources but includes an overview of international peer-reviewed journals.
Our Small Grants Scheme is now open. Proposals for projects of up to £5,000 are invited before the deadline of 16th July 2014. For full details and an application form visit our Small Grants page.
This Small Grant report looks at the use of a bespoke smartphone app to track alcohol consumption. It finds that real-time reporting via a phone reveals much higher levels of consumption than recall-based surveys.
This interim report from Alcohol Concern looks at local alcohol services and commissioning following the transfer of Public Health teams to local authorities. Based on a survey of Clinical Commissioning Groups, Directors of Public Health and service providers in 30 local authority areas, it finds a greater focus on alcohol issues but concerns over funding.
The Final Report from an Alcohol Research UK-funded project into alcohol industry sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK university sport is now available. It finds that being in receipt of alcohol industry sponsorship was associated with higher levels of alcohol consumption and higher levels of both hazardous and dependent drinking. It also found that around one-third […]
A limited number of Studentships are available on a competitive basis to students who are working in the alcohol field and who wish to acquire appropriate professional qualifications by following a Taught Course.
A one-off payment of £1,200 will be made towards the fees for 2014/15 for successful students.