Alcohol Policy

Modelling the Impact of Alcohol Duty Policies Since 2012 in England & Scotland

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies

In 2008 the UK introduced a ‘duty escalator’ which meant alcohol duties (government tax collected by HM Customs and Excise) would rise by 2% above inflation each year until 2012. However, since then the preceding governments have abolished the duty escalator and alcohol duties have been cut or frozen.

The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference

Dublin, Ireland,

The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 (GAPC 2020) will be held in Dublin, Ireland 9-11 March 2020.

GAPC is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers, advocates, researchers, civil society activists and practitioners. 

May Student Membership Update

In our second Student Membership Update we have sourced some funding and research opportunities, and events that we are sure will be of interest. One great way to be more active in this field is to join ISSUP as a member and to contribute to our Knowledge Share and Forum . PhD Opportunities Alcohol Policy and Science The University of York is offering a PhD Studentship in the Department of Health Sciences, The Transformative Research

Alcohol and Mental Health: Policy and Practice in England

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS); Centre for Mental Health
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many people who misuse alcohol also have a mental health difficulty, and many people with mental health problems also misuse alcohol. Yet few get effective help from either alcohol or mental health services. National policies relating to alcohol make scant reference to mental health, while national mental health policies pay little regard to alcohol.

The International Alcohol Control Study: Methodology and Implementation

Citation
Huckle, T. , Casswell, S. , Mackintosh, A. , Chaiyasong, S. , Viet Cuong, P. , Morojele, N. , Parry, C. , Meier, P. , Holmes, J. , Callinan, S. , Piazza, M. , Kazantseva, E. , Bayandorj, T. , Gray‐Philip, G. , Haliday, S. , Chun, S. , Welch, M. , Graydon‐Guy, T. and Parker, K. (2018), The International Alcohol Control Study: Methodology and implementation. Drug Alcohol Rev.. . doi:10.1111/dar.12650
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Abstract

Introduction and Aims

The International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study is a multi‐country collaborative project to assess patterns of alcohol consumption and the impact of alcohol control policy. The aim of this paper is to report the methods and implementation of the IAC.

The Alcohol Environment Protocol: A New Tool for Alcohol Policy

Citation
Casswell, S. , Morojele, N. , Williams, P. P., Chaiyasong, S. , Gordon, R. , Gray‐Philip, G. , Viet Cuong, P. , MacKintosh, A. , Halliday, S. , Railton, R. , Randerson, S. and Parry, C. D. (2018), The Alcohol Environment Protocol: A new tool for alcohol policy. Drug Alcohol Rev.. . doi:10.1111/dar.12654
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Abstract

Introduction and Aim

To report data on the implementation of alcohol policies regarding availability and marketing, and drink driving, along with ratings of enforcement from two small high‐income to three high‐middle income countries, and one low‐middle income country.

Policy Approaches for Regulating Alcohol Marketing in a Global Context: A Public Health Perspective

Citation
Esser M, Jernigan D. (2018). Policy Approaches for Regulating Alcohol Marketing in a Global Context: A Public Health Perspective. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2018. 39:385–401 https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040617-014711

Abstract

Alcohol consumption is responsible for 3.3 million deaths globally or nearly 6% of all deaths. Alcohol use contributes to both communicable and noncommunicable diseases, as well as violence and injuries.

The International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies

Published by
University of Victoria, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
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The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria have released The International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies.

Comprising of a set of guidelines, methods, and tools this resource was produced with the aim of creating a standardised set of methodologies for alcohol researchers.