"The core aim of the Institute is to serve the public interest on public policy issues linked to alcohol, by advocating for the use of scientific evidence in policy-making to reduce alcohol-related harm. The Institute does not have a view on whether individuals should drink or not drink."
"We are lucky in being one of the few organizations that do not depend on the Government or the alcohol industry for funds – so that we can be an independent voice on alcohol policy. This means we can translate the scientific evidence honestly, whatever the implications of those that have to make the hard decisions in practice."
"The Institute of Alcohol Studies is a company limited by guarantee No 05661538 and registered educational charity No 1112671."
-From their web site