The Alcohol and Families Alliance (AFA) is an alliance of organisations from across the voluntary and statutory sectors united in reducing the harms experienced by families as a result of alcohol. Together our alliance is able to provide evidenced and widespread expertise on the subject of families and alcohol. For a full list of AFA members see here.
New IAS research on off-trade alcohol availability and violence
A new study by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) shows that home drinking is a major contributor to alcohol-related violence. The study analyses police-recorded violent crime data from during the COVID-19 pandemic when access to on-trade premises like pubs and restaurants was closed, and found that this did not lead to major changes in the levels of alcohol-related violence.
The findings suggest attempts to address alcohol-related violence cannot solely consider on-trade settings – especially those interventions targeting alcohol-related domestic violence.
Find out more and download the research on the IAS website.
State of the Family Support Sector 2023
Adfam has launched a new research report, State of the Family Support Sector 2023, which examines current circumstances and practice in supporting families affected by substance use. This includes current trends, developments, strengths and challenges facing those working to support family members.