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.
Latest from Drug and Alcohol Findings
Modelling the cost-effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care in England
Simulation study calculated health care cost savings and benefits for patients in England which make routine GP-based screening and brief advice for excessive drinking look an unmissable bargain, but the key assumptions derived from studies divorced from how interventions would routinely be implemented. [Read more…]
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.
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.