People in deprived communities more at risk of alcohol-related harm

New research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health shows that adults living in deprived communities in England are at greater risk of suffering alcohol-related disease and death compared to those living in non-deprived communities despite drinking similar amounts of alcohol. This is referred to as the ‘alcohol harm paradox’.

This new study is a collaboration between Bangor University, Liverpool John Moores University and Alcohol Research UK.

The article is open access and can be downloaded here:

The alcohol harm paradox: using a national survey to explore how alcohol may disproportionately impact health in deprived individuals

For further insights on this study, read our Biomed Central blog by Dr. James Nicholls, Director of Research and Policy Development, Alcohol Research UK:

The author of this study, Professor Mark Bellis from Bangor University, will be presenting this new evidence at our Annual Conference in his presentation on:

 The Alcohol Harm Paradox: Exposing hidden drinking and explaining hidden harms

Join us to find out more and to network and debate with the UK’s leading experts who will be exploring the latest issues and trends on alcohol harms, policy and strategy.

Jill Rutter, Institute for Government, will be delivering our keynote address. Other featured speakers include Professor Clare Holdsworth (Keele University), Dr John Holmes (Sheffield University), Dr Annie Britton (University College London), Dr Vittal Katikireddi (University of Glasgow), Andrew Brown (Public Health England) and many more.

Download our programme to find out more.

Alcohol Research UK Annual Conference 2016

Critical Measures: Next Steps in Alcohol Research and Policy

Date:              16 March 2016

Time:              09.00-16.30

Venue:           Birmingham Repertory Theatre – THE REP, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

Tickets:          Book here