Statement: Alcohol Research UK welcomes Scottish Court of Session’s Decision on Minimum Unit Pricing
October 21, 2016
Alcohol Research UK welcomes the Scottish Court of Session’s decision that minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is legal. The Court ruling confirms that MUP brings potential benefits across the population but is especially well-targeted at those drinking at the most harmful levels. MUP was approved by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, but has been […]
September 22, 2016
Applications are now invited for the 2016/17 Research Innovation Grants Programme for our ‘Treatment and Recovery Today’ priority area. Proposals which include collaborations between academic researchers and different stakeholder groups, such as: treatment providers, commissioners, and researchers are particularly encouraged. Deadline: 1 November 2016.
September 21, 2016
Universities are now invited to apply for our Research Studentships. We are offering £10,000 per year match funding to enable a student to undertake research in the alcohol field leading to a PhD. Deadline: 29th November 2016.
September 15, 2016
Two open-access papers from an Alcohol Research UK-funded project on the delivery of brief interventions in non-healthcare settings have been published in a special edition of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. The edition also includes an editorial by Professor Nick Heather (a former ARUK trustee) on the future for research and policy in this area.
Clarification: Alcohol Research UK confirms that its CEO is in no way connected to the newly launched Alcohol Information Partnership
September 8, 2016
It has come to our attention that the Director General of a new organisation called the Alcohol Information Partnership shares the same name as our Chief Executive, Dave Roberts. We would like to make it clear that Dave Roberts remains our Chief Executive and is in no way connected to the Alcohol Information Partnership. We […]
August 17, 2016
Alcohol dependency is a complex problem to which there are no simple solutions. There are many routes into dependency, many ways in which it manifests itself and many approaches to treatment. However, dependent drinkers also require access to large, affordable volumes of alcohol. Recent research by Professor Jonathan Chick and colleagues shows that, in Scotland […]
August 16, 2016
A fresh bout of media attention on the revised alcohol guidelines hit the headlines last week as survey figures released by CAMRA suggest much of the public ‘disagree with official health guidelines on alcohol consumption’.
August 15, 2016
A letter in Clinical Medicine, based on an Alcohol Research UK- funded study of heavy drinkers in Scotland, suggests that the majority of super-strength cider sold in Scotland may be consumed by dependent drinkers.
August 12, 2016
An updated briefing from the the British Medical Assocation (BMA) provides guidance for medical and other professionals on addressing alcohol and drug use in the workplace, including guidance on supporting or recruiting employees with histories of substance misuse.
August 9, 2016
Drinking amongst children and young people; one of the most frequently discussed alcohol policy topics – and arguably with good reason.