Alcohol problems and insurance

18th November 2020 | Jonathan Goodliffe
Alcohol problems and insurance

Insurance is not usually associated with alcohol problems, but there are good reasons for focusing on the two subjects in conjunction, as they give rise to multiple problems, argues Jonathan Goodliffe Read more »

Doing harm by doing good

1st March 2019 | Kate Robaina
Doing harm by doing good

In the wake of the Heineken scandal, Kate Robaina says that the façade of corporate social responsibility initiatives extends far beyond that of the Dutch brewer Read more »

Things can only get better?

16th July 2018 | Paul Hayes
Things can only get better?

Paul Hayes, outgoing chief executive of Collective Voice, offers his reflections on how alcohol policy has developed over the course of his career Read more »

Frequent drinkers unravelled

4th June 2018 | Bethany Kate Bareham
Frequent drinkers unravelled

They may think themselves responsible, but older people may not recognise that their drinking could be a risk to their health, argues Bethany Kate Bareham Read more »

Carthage must be destroyed

24th October 2017 | Rob Poole
Carthage must be destroyed

‘The struggle to stop the UK drowning in cheap alcohol can be won, but it requires exceptional powers of endurance,’ writes professor Rob Poole Read more »

Murder in a can

22nd February 2017 | Mike Nicholas
Murder in a can

Mike Nicholas of Thames Reach writes of the destructive effect of high-strength alcohol on the lives of homeless rough sleepers Read more »

Communicating the health harms of alcohol to the public

15th November 2016 | Sir Ian Gilmore
Communicating the health harms of alcohol to the public

As Alcohol Awareness Week 2016 begins, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance and special advisor on alcohol to the RCP, explains what the government should do to communicate the harms associated with alcohol to the public Read more »

Tackling obesity – parallels with alcohol

11th October 2016 | Vanessa Hebditch
Tackling obesity – parallels with alcohol

Inaction on obesity and alcohol is reflected in the health of the nation. On World Obesity Day, Vanessa Hebditch observes striking similarities in the UK Government’s attitude to both indicators Read more »

Bang per buck – a recent history of white cider

6th October 2016 | Peter Rice
Bang per buck – a recent history of white cider

As the Alcohol Health Alliance releases a report showing that 7.5 litres of high-strength white cider can be bought for the price of a cinema ticket, Dr Peter Rice paints a potted recent account of the drink through a medical lens Read more »

Helping local areas reduce the impact of alcohol harm

26th August 2016 | Kevin Fenton
Helping local areas reduce the impact of alcohol harm

The CLeaR self-assessment for alcohol tool, is a new evidence-based approach designed to help “kick-start local conversations between key stakeholders about how to improve the wide range of outcomes affected by harmful drinking”, says Kevin Fenton Read more »

Alcohol and pregnancy… a cross-cultural perspective

29th April 2016 | Lisa Schölin
Alcohol and pregnancy… a cross-cultural perspective

In January 2016 the UK Chief Medical Officer (CMO) published new recommendations on drinking guidelines, which advised that pregnant women should avoid alcohol altogether. But what can we learn from other countries that have endorsed such a recommendation, asks Lisa Schölin Read more »