Character and moderation

This is the title of a Demos think tank report: Character and moderation encouraging the next generation of responsible drinkers An increased awareness in the health consequences of drinking was cited most commonly as a reason for the decline in young people drinking: two-thirds (66%) of young people surveyed thought this had contributed either a … Continue reading Character and moderation

The ‘rich tapestry’ of alcohol consumption: insights into heavy drinking

Oh yes a ‘Wine Decor Tapestry Wall Hanging’ actually does exist! :s  So this was an Alcohol Policy UK blog post bringing our attention to a report that was published late last year. Over to James Morris: Understanding alcohol consumption trends, especially among heavy drinking groups, is undoubtedly central to alcohol policy debates across the … Continue reading The ‘rich tapestry’ of alcohol consumption: insights into heavy drinking

Access to alcohol and heart disease among patients in hospital

This was some research published in the BMJ in June looking at ‘access to alcohol and heart disease among patients in hospital: observational cohort study using differences in alcohol sales laws’. I’ll detail the abstract and then the relevant bits of the discussion which caught my eye: Abstract Objective To investigate the relation between alcohol consumption … Continue reading Access to alcohol and heart disease among patients in hospital

Effects of Different Alcohol Taxation and Price Policies on Health Inequalities

So before we discuss this new research looking at and exploring the estimated effects of different alcohol taxation and price policies on health inequalities from a mathematical modelling study point of view I thought it beneficial to provide some context.  The graphs to the left show the tax receipts for the UK govt in 2015.  … Continue reading Effects of Different Alcohol Taxation and Price Policies on Health Inequalities

Alcohol and dementia: Adding insult to injury?

This was an excellent guest blog post on Alcohol Policy UK looking at alcohol and dementia (further related posts here). In this guest post, Dr Tony Rao, a consultant and visiting researcher in Old Age Psychiatry, considers recent media coverage over drinking and Alzheimer’s disease in the context of the research and his clinical experience. … Continue reading Alcohol and dementia: Adding insult to injury?