The Alcohol Alert is our monthly newsletter, covering the latest issues in UK alcohol policy. It comes with a podcast (links to the most recent episodes on the right hand side of the page) interviewing prominent figures in alcohol research, policy and practice, and is free to subscribe to via Substack. Below is our archive of editions dating back to 1997

Issue 1 2010

Issue 1 2010

In this edition: Chief medical officer accuses Gordon Brown of ‘failure’ over minimum pricing Read more »

Issue 2 2009

Issue 2 2009

In this edition: “Supermarkets exhibiting the morality of a crack dealer” over the availability and price of alcohol, Select Committee told Read more »

Issue 1 2009

Issue 1 2009

An alcohol-free childhood is best, says Chief Medical Officer for England Sir Liam Donaldson Read more »

Issue 3 2008

Issue 3 2008

In this edition: Licensing reforms branded an expensive failure by Local Government Association Read more »

Issue 2 2008

Issue 2 2008

In this edition: Alcohol tax increases ‘will save thousands of lives’, say the Department of Health Read more »