Education/Prevention – alcohol

Levy on supermarkets could raise £57 million a year
New research (PDF) from the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde shows that a levy on shops and supermarkets that sell alcohol could raise £57 million a year. Scotland’s national alcohol charity, Alcohol Focus Scotland, who commissioned the research, say this could provide much-needed additional funding for local alcohol treatment, recovery support and prevention | Alcohol Focus Scotland, UK

New report reveals key features of no and low alcohol drinks market
‘No- and low-alcohol drinks in Great Britain: Monitoring report’ was produced as part of an NIHR-funded project which explores whether making non-alcoholic or low-alcohol drinks more available and popular in Great Britain can improve people’s health. The report draws on our analyses of commercial market research data along with our own survey data to provide a detailed description of the no/lo drinks market in Britain, who drinks these products and how that is changing over time. It also offers insights into key topics including pricing, market concentration and differences between the off-trade and on-trade sectors | SARG, UK

New guidelines of CAYT repository of impact studies, 2016
CAYT‘s primary aim is to provide education and prevention practitioners with evidence of what has proved – or is promising – to be of good practice; to highlight those programmes showing high effectiveness and rigorous evidence | CAYT – Mentor – ADEPIS, UK

The international evidence on the prevention of drug and alcohol use Summary and examples of implementation in England, 2015 (PDF)
The briefing provides a summary of the UNODC prevention standards and gives corresponding examples of relevant UK guidelines, programmes and interventions currently available in England. Its aim is to help people who commission, develop and implement prevention strategies and interventions to translate the standards into the English operating landscape. It also aims to support local authority commissioners to develop their prevention strategies and implement them in line with evidence | PHE, UK

Investigating the effectiveness of education in relation to alcohol, 2011 (PDF)
This review examined evidence for school and family linked alcohol education programmes to reduce or prevent the misuse of alcohol by young people. The review aimed to identify critical programme or contextual elements positively associated with evidence of effectiveness. The review paid particular attention to, but was not confined to programmes that included social norms education and/or life skills training and/or the Good Behaviour Game and/or peer‐to‐peer delivery components | University of Stirling, UK