Process evaluation and feasibility study of In:tuition, a life skills education programme for young people aged 9-14 years

Research and Development Grant

In:tuition is an evidence based, life skills education programme for young people aged 9-14 developed by Drinkaware.

Internet influences on adolescent attitudes to alcohol

Research and Development Grant

Exploring the way young people respond to alcohol references in Internet media, the prevalence and nature of alcohol content and the relationship to their consumption and attitudes to alcohol.

Problem Drinking and Peer Support in Cyberspace

Small Grant

Despite the growing body of literature which has examined the use of on-line support groups, little attention has been given to alcohol-related issues.

Providing web-based feedback and social norms information to reduce student alcohol intake: A multisite investigation of Unitcheck

Research and Development Grant

Unhealthy alcohol use amongst university students is a major public health concern. Heavy alcohol intake among the student population has implications for the individual, educational institutions, and wider society. Across the world it has been reported that university students’ levels of alcohol consumption are higher than that of their non-university peers.

Use and Abuse of Alcohol in UK University Sport

Research and Development Grant

Previous evidence on the relationship between sport participation and alcohol consumption among students is ambiguous, with some studies reporting that students who take part in university sport drink less than their peers and other studies that they drink more. There has been a suggestion that involvement in sport can be a protection against hazardous drinking among students, but further information is required before this can be fully endorsed.

Student Choices and Alcohol Matters (SCAM)

Research and Development Grant

Levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol related problems in young people in the Western world continue to cause concern (World Health Organisation, 2010). Research indicates a pattern of ‘binge drinking’ or ‘drinking to get drunk’ and a greater risk of problematic drinking in young, especially single, adults generally.

Young people, alcohol and the news: preliminary findings

Small Grant

In recent years, there has been widespread coverage of binge drinking among young people in the UK news media. However, there is only limited research into either how news reporting frames stories about alcohol (e.g. Hansen, 1986 and 2003; Pendleton et al., 1991), or whether this reflects the experiences of young drinkers. As part of a pilot study into methods for addressing these questions, newspaper and television coverage of alcohol-related stories were analysed to identify how those stories were contextualised, which sources were quoted, what images accompanied alcohol-related news stories and so forth. At the same time, a survey and focus groups were carried out to assess attitudes to both drinking and the coverage of alcohol in the news.

Boozeville: developing an electronic resource for alcohol education

Research and Development Grant

Research has demonstrated that electronic resources can be effective in support­ing children and young people’s learning when used in an appropriate context and in combination with other teaching and learning techniques.

Down your drink: an online treatment programme for problem drinkers

Research and Development Grant

Traditional treatment facilities for alcohol problems tend to concentrate on the heavy dependent drinker. Many people who drink hazardously, do not present themselves for treatment as they find that the prospect deeply unappealing. Could the anonymity of the internet present a solution?