**To the tune of Fresh Prince of Bel Air**
From South Yorkshire, born and raised
SARG members examined an alcohol craze
Minimum pricing, taxation galore,
Just a few of the things we like to explore…
We first formed in two thousand and ten
When the MRC gave us money to spend
The Sheffield Alcohol Model we built,
Based on those who were drinking, while wearing a kilt!
We’ve got 15 members in our research group…
But we still like to keep UKCTAS in the loop
We research policy and many other things
So here’s a big list of what we bring…
Policy appraisal and price modelling,
Treatment capacity for heavy drinking,
Understanding why Brits drink a lot
Examining elasticities of what they bought
Adapting our model for tons of nations,
Like Wales, Scotland, and other relations
Developing models to curb tobacco smoking
Preventing risky drinkers from prematurely croaking
Awareness of drinking and cancer risk,
Hearing focus groups shout nanny state, ‘tisk, tisk!’
Reviewing drink guidelines in South London
Improving survey measures of alcohol consumption
Adapting our model for local authorities
Examining harms to others, close families
Defining what is meant by a drinking occasion
Addressing court appeal for EU persuasion
So these are the things SARG is working on now
We hope you enjoyed, now it’s time for the bow
If you have final comments for any one of us,
Please come and shout, future collaborations are a plus!
View more: SARG News and Activities 2015
‘In political debates and the media, alcohol consumption is often portrayed as a problem that affects individual drinkers, with a focus on the health and social consequences of heavy and binge drinking. However, alcohol consumption can have a range of negative consequences for people other than the drinker including their families, friends, coworkers and even strangers assaulted in the street or kept up at night.
This short animated film shows the combined results of two surveys carried out in Scotland and the North West of England on the nature and scale of harms that people experience as a result of someone else’s drinking.’
The full report, produced by the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group
and funded by the Institute of Alcohol Studies
, can be found here.
For more information please contact email@example.com
This years Alcohol CPD is being held at the University of Sheffield on the 1st – 4th September!
Find out more @ UKCTAS.net
Following on from the extremely successful Alcohol CPD course which was held at the University of Stirling in 2014. This module is aimed at professionals working in a range of organisations who are interested in alcohol policy and practice.
This years course is being held at the University of Sheffield and is taught by several leading academics and practitioners from various UKCTAS institutions and includes a balance of lectures, discussion groups and debates.
It’s a great opportunity to get to know the UK’s Alcohol Research community. Dr John Holmes
Book now to ensure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!
For more information: UKCTAS – Alcohol CPD September 2015.