A detailed monthly national survey was needed to understand population-wide influences on alcohol use, and to inform and evaluate policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm.
March 2014 - ongoing
1 May 2017 - 31 October 2018
SPHR researchers will further develop the Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) to enhance our understanding of alcohol use and policy across England.
The Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) is a monthly household survey of adults in England collecting data on alcohol consumption and is completed by approximately 1,800 adults in England aged 16+ each month. The study provides insight into population-wide influences on alcohol consumption and related behaviour.
The ATS aims to evaluate the impact of national and local alcohol control policies and interventions, and improve understanding of population level factors influencing alcohol consumption.
In this extension project, complementing external Cancer Research UK funding, SPHR researchers will further develop the ATS to enhance our understanding of alcohol use and policy across England through the collection of additional contextual data on alcohol use including beverage type, expenditure, exposure to interventions and attempts, motivations and triggers to reduce consumption.