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This bulletin highlights four studies of the workings and impacts of alcohol treatment requirements imposed by British courts on problem-drinking offenders. Without a control group of offenders similar in every other way but not offered access to this sentence option, none of the studies can securely pin down its effects, but what they have been able to show is modestly promising. For convenience the first entry reminds readers of a relevant earlier analysis. The remaining three are new analyses.