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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
Scotland’s 2005 licensing reforms placed it in the vanguard across the UK, notably in adding public health to licensing objectives. There were important positives, but implementing this key measure foundered on the difficulty of relating decisions on individual licensed premises to health trends across an area.
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
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 […]