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

June 2016

June 2016

In this month’s issue, the Royal Society for Public Health calls for alcohol to be taken as seriously as other drugs Read more »

May 2016

May 2016

In this month’s issue, annual alcohol consumption falls worldwide for the first time this century Read more »

April 2016

April 2016

In this issue, a University of Sheffield study finds that heavy drinking at home is increasingly common among Brits Read more »

March 2016

March 2016

In this issue, our new report on the Licensing Act explains how it has been interpreted in favour of the licensing trade Read more »

February 2016

February 2016

In this issue, the Institute of Fiscal Studies urges the UK Government to use duty on spirits and strong ciders to reduce alcohol-related harm among the heaviest drinkers Read more »

January 2016

In this issue, the UK’s Chief Medical Officers introduce new alcohol guidelines, declaring that there is no ‘safe’ level of drinking for one’s health Read more »

November 2015

In this issue, Liam Byrne calls on fellow MPs to adopt a plan of action for dealing with families suffering from alcohol misuse Read more »

October 2015

October 2015

In this issue, a new IAS report highlights the burden of alcohol misuse on the emergency services Read more »

September 2015

In this issue, health and trade experts debate the meaning behind Advocate General Yves Bot’s opinion over the current minimum unit pricing court case Read more »