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Posted Nov 16, 2015

Alcohol brief intervention: where next for IBA?

Evidence and issues facing Identification and Brief Advice delivery for 2015 and beyond

Posted Nov 15, 2015

The New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group (NDSAG) have announced the 2016 conference, taking place in Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th April 2016 in Bradford. 

Posted Nov 10, 2014

A new report by Alcohol Research UK and the Alcohol Academy calls for a full review of the law on sales to drunk customers.

Download 'One too many? Sales to drunk customers: policy, enforcement and responsibility' [pdf]

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Section 141 of the 2003 Licensing Act prohibits the sale of alcohol to a drunken person. However, it is one of the most uncommonly prosecuted offences, raising questions over the level of recognition of the offence and difficulties for trade practice or enforcement.

Could further awareness, enforcement or reconsideration of section 141 be an opportunity for reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder?

Posted Jun 11, 2014

A planned Twitter discussion on addressing alcohol harms will take place on Wednesday the 11th June at 8pm on the theme of addressing alcohol within hospital settings and hospital admissions data. To take part just sign in to Twitter and use #UKalcohol

Posted Jan 24, 2014

 The Alcohol Academy and Public Health England jointly hosted two events on 'Exploring the evidence for effectiveness and local innovation in alcohol treatment delivery'.

The events were organised as part of the East and West Midlands Alcohol Networks taking place in Nottingham and Birmingham.

Posted Jan 22, 2014
Made in Scotland

Learning lessons from Scotland’s independent approach to tackling alcohol problems

The 38th Annual International
New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group Conference
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 – Saturday 26th April 2014
Hilton by Doubletree, Dundee, Scotland.

Further information, payment via Paypal and a draft programme are available at

Posted Dec 5, 2013

The Academy has produced a new briefing paper, Clarifying Alcohol Brief Interventions 2013 Update [pdf] as an update to the orginal 2010 briefing.

Posted Jul 27, 2013

As part of its commitment to support the roll out of alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) across London, the London Health Improvement Board (LHIB) established an IBA Practitioners’ Network.

Posted Jul 18, 2013

The Government has confirmed it will not go ahead with minimum unit pricing. James Morris, Director of the Alcohol Academy responds here: