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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The issue of whether dependent drinkers should always be advised to try for abstinence has been a hot topic for decades. This overview describes the historical background to the debate between abstinence and controlled drinking, and summarises the evidence and most recent guidance on the issue.
Our next conference, entitled ‘Alcohol Through the Life Course’, will be held on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 in London. Delegates can book now and pay online to secure our Early Bird Discount before the 16th of December!
This page brings together key UK Governmental documents on alcohol policy since 2003. 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.
Today, Alcohol Research UK publishes two reports on alcohol and older people: Alcohol Misuse and Cognitive Impairment in Older People and Use and Abuse: A Feasibility Study of Alcohol Related Elder Abuse. Both are available for download on our website.
Alcohol Research UK is pleased to announce co-funding for three PhD studentships.
This Studentship presents an exciting opportunity to explore the many factors which influence alcohol licensing decisions, to consider the roles of different stakeholders and the tensions, power dynamics and partnerships between groups which arise around issues such as granting or revoking licenses, restriction orders, cumulative impact areas etc.