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

September 2020

September 2020

In this edition: Think tank finds NoLo drinks have limited impact, while policymakers’ decisions over the fate of pubs during the coronavirus pandemic come under scrutiny once more Read more »

August 2020

August 2020

In this edition: The UK Government weighs up the trade-off between keeping pubs open or reopening schools in light of potential new lockdown Read more »

July 2020

July 2020

In this edition: Super Saturday night’s alright for drinking – UK Government declares pubs open for business again while research uncovers worrying levels of home drinking since March Read more »

Lockdown edition

Lockdown edition

This newsletter focuses on our summary of how Britain’s relationship with alcohol has fared since the nation went into lockdown Read more »

March 2020

March 2020

This month, research from think tank suggests population level measures are highly effective in combatting non-communicable diseases caused by excessive alcohol consumption Read more »

December 2019

December 2019

The Institute of Alcohol Studies has produced a round-up of the year’s highlights in UK alcohol policy Read more »

November 2019

November 2019

This month, an IAS report finds that one in three children report negative outcomes from their parents drinking, at any level Read more »

October 2019

October 2019

This month, IAS hosts an alcohol marketing conference premiering material on how the alcohol industry enforces gender stereotyping and objectification of women through its marketing practices Read more »