The 2nd National Emergency Department survey of Alcohol Identification and Intervention activity

Small Grant

Are UK alcohol policy and NICE guidelines, commending the use of screening tools and delivery of brief advice in hospital emergency departments being adopted?

Investigating community gardening as a form of rehabilitation for people with alcohol misuse problems in Northern Ireland: A pilot study

Small Grant

Set out to explore the scope of eco-therapy services in Northern Ireland, with the aim of assessing the potential for a larger research project assessing eco-therapy for people with alcohol problems.

Gender, alcohol and interventions

Research and Development Grant

How do gender attributes and attitudes affect young men’s and women’s alcohol use? Are different health promotion interventions required for young men and women?

An on-product self-affirmation intervention to promote alcohol consumption within government recommended guidelines: A pilot study

Small Grant

This study indicates that a short self-affirmation message on an alcohol label could reduce alcohol consumption for harmful and hazardous drinkers

An evaluation of the Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT) Programme

Research and Development Grant

Substance misuse severely affects families especially children. Members of Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities face additional complex issues.

Getting the Measure: An evaluation of Alcohol Intervention (AI) training and resources for frontline staff working in the homelessness sector

Small Grant

This evaluation assesses the effectiveness of Alcohol Intervention training and resources in encouraging frontline workers to discuss alcohol use with service users and the effectiveness of the alcohol intervention model for wider use.

Psychological Interventions with Families of Alcohol Misusers: A Systematic Review

Research and Development Grant

The misuse of alcohol is of major national and international public health concern and can bring significant harm and burden to family members, resulting in increased use of health and social care services and a drain on their resources.

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.

The role of parents in preventing alcohol misuse: An Evaluation of the Kids, Adults Together Programme (KAT)

Research and Development Grant

A key influence on the timing of young people’s first alcohol use is the family (Spoth et al. 2002) and a number of substance misuse prevention programmes (mainly in the USA) have tried to influence families. Most are based in schools, which potentially provide an efficient way to reach large numbers of young people and their families (Bryan et al. 2006). However, in practice, school-based initiatives have not always managed to engage significant numbers of parents (Lloyd et al. 2000; Rothwell et al. 2009; Stead et al. 2007; Ward and Snow 2008).

A survey of GPs’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding the prevention and management of alcohol-related problems

Research and Development Grant

Alcohol related problems are one of the leading causes of morbidity and premature death. Primary care is ideal for early detection and secondary prevention of alcohol-related problems and brief interventions have been shown to reduce excessive consumption in primary care patients. However, General Practitioners (GPs) exhibit low levels of formal identification, treatment and referral of patients with alcohol related problems.