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 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 »

August 2015

August 2015

In this issue, a new qualitative study questions whether the UK’s unit guidelines are relevant to people’s drinking habits Read more »

July 2015

July 2015

In this issue, a new IAS report finds that the majority of Brits are harmed by other people’s drinking, shedding light on a neglected area of alcohol harm Read more »

June 2015

In this issue, dispute breaks out over the direction of EU alcohol policy, as more than 20 NGOs resign from the Alcohol & Health Forum after Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis drops plans to renew the EU Alcohol Strategy Read more »

May 2015

May 2015

In this issue, the OECD’s first report on harmful alcohol use finds Brits’ drinking levels above average since 1995 Read more »

April 2015

April 2015

In this issue, pressure mounts on the European Commission to enact a new Alcohol Strategy, as the Committee for Public Health comes out in favour of a renewal Read more »

March 2015

In this issue, speculation surrounds the 2015 Budget; what will happen to alcohol duty? Read more »

February 2015

February 2015

In this issue, Cllr Jonathan McShane explains why the Local Government Association is calling for a slice of alcohol duty to combat misuse at local level Read more »

January 2015

January 2015

In this issue, Dr Richard de Visser reports the findings from an independent study into the effects of Dry January on participants’ drinking habits Read more »

November 2014

November 2014

In this issue, acclaimed public health expert Professor Sir Michael Marmot gives his thoughts on our new report “Alcohol, health inequalities and the harm paradox“ Read more »