This project is a collaboration led by the University of Sheffield with the National Drug Evidence Centre at the University of Manchester (Michael Donmall, Andrew Jones, Tim Millar), and the National Addiction Centre at Kings College London (Colin Drummond, Amy Wolstenholme). We will review relevant literature evidence, analyse key data sources, engage with stakeholder groups and develop, test and implement an evidence based alcohol treatment capacity model.

We aim to develop an evidence- and consensus-based capacity model to estimate the number of individuals who would access specialist alcohol treatment services and require different types of treatment options in England each year at both national and local levels. The model will inform and support resource allocation and the planning and commissioning of specialist alcohol treatment services according to needs, resources and outcomes.