Alcohol Consumption in the Home

Tackling drinking in the home and reducing alcohol related arrests

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What did we do?

The aim of this project was to reduce the amount of alcohol consumed in the home and reduce the number of alcohol related arrests.

We carried out research with residents of Derby to understand the extent of problem drinking at home and the links to crime and health outcomes. Over 300 households identified in 'hot spot areas' were surveyed over a 6-week period.

We also carried out quantitative research with individuals arrested and held by the police and who appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the alleged offence. This research was conducted following release from custody and when the individual was no longer intoxicated.

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What did we conclude?

Following research we designed a segmentation model for Public Health professionals to use for targeted interventions.

We recommended a number of actions to Public Health Derby and the Crime Commissioner for Derby including charging for use of public health services, alcohol service key workers in custody settings and the distribution of measuring cups for home drinkers. Evaluation of the measuring cups found that home drinkers did reduce their levels of drinking in the home when using a measuring device.