Research and analysis

Birmingham alcohol, drugs, gambling and addiction research

This report presents key findings from the sixth and final wave of the Birmingham Untreated Heavy Drinkers research project.



The Birmingham Untreated Heavy Drinkers project was commissioned by the Department of Health and has been running since 1997.

Over the past ten years it has provided a rare opportunity to follow and document the ‘natural history’ of untreated heavy drinking using a community-based sample of people who were heavy drinkers at the start of the study.