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

August 2019

August 2019

This month, NHS Health Scotland’s evaluation of MUP finds the policy has been well implemented since its introduction Read more »

July 2019

July 2019

This month, researchers from Kings College London find that one in ten hospital patients are alcohol dependent, an occurrence eight times more commonplace than in the general population Read more »

June 2019

June 2019

This month, a new IAS report calculates that hangovers cost the UK economy £1.4 billion Read more »

May 2019

May 2019

This month, Brits top ‘drunkenness poll’, according to the findings of the latest Global Drugs Survey Read more »

April 2019

April 2019

This month, Scotland sees a decrease in cider sales since the introduction of minimum unit pricing Read more »

March 2019

March 2019

This month, SHAAP unveils new sponsorship partnership with Scottish Women’s Football Read more »

February 2019

February 2019

This month, new alcohol health statistics expose growing divides in age and location throughout England Read more »

December 2018

December 2018

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