Alcohol and drugs

How we're working to solve the problem.

The Home Office is working hard to deal with the serious problems caused by illegal drug use. It is also the government department responsible for alcohol policy and licensing.

Latest on this topic

  • Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001
    On 30 March, legislation was laid before Parliament making a number of amendments relating to nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers and other healthcare professionals.
    Published 3 April 2012
  • Alcohol licensing information
    Information for businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in England and Wales.
    Published 29 March
  • Response to methoxetamine advice
    Home Secreatary's response to advice on methoxetamine from the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs.
    Published 28 March 2012
  • Alcohol strategy
    The government's alcohol strategy to combat our binge drinking culture has been announced.
    Published 23 March 2012
  • Alcohol pricing
    Alcohol pricing information has been updated to reflect the new alcohol strategy.
    Published 23 March 2012
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee
    Opening hours will be extended to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.
    Published 16 March 2012