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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‘Social norm’ interventions which aim to reduce consumption by telling heavy drinkers how their drinking compares to their peer-group norm have a patchy record, but this British study suggests for students they might be improved by ranking against peers (eg, ‘You drink more than 80% of students’) rather than comparing how many units of alcohol […]
The Alcohol Research UK Research Strategy 2015-8 ‘Developing Research to Reduce Alcohol Related Harm’ has been published. You can download a copy via the link above or on our ‘About Us’ page.
We are pleased to announce that our Grants programme for 2015 is now open. Please click on the link above or go to the Grants page of our website for more details and guidance on applications.
New research funded by Alcohol Research UK shows the role that very cheap alcohol plays in in the lives of the most harmful drinkers in Scotland. Based on interviews with very heavy drinkers, it sheds light on the kinds of drinks that they consume as well as the tragic impact alcohol can have.
Three new Small Grant reports have been published recently on our website. Each tackle important questions around the relationship between drinking environments and alcohol consumption. They can all be viewed on our Publications page.
A new review describes our work over the last year and the impact it has had on helping policymakers and practitioners better tackle the harms that alcohol can cause. It also looks forward to the challenges ahead.