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Editorial – January 2017

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters.

In this month's issue, Alcohol marketing rules are "failing to protect our youth", according to the supplement of a special edition of the Addiction journal. Other articles include: Community Alcohol Partnerships found to be largely ineffective; the number of drink drivers caught by Scottish Police during the Christmas period rose on the previous year; and international research shows UK foetal alcohol rates are among the highest in the world.

Please click on the article titles to read them, or alternatively download a PDF version of our newsletter by clicking on the cover image. We hope you enjoy this edition.