Between February and June 2001, the Scottish Executive Health Department undertook a consultation exercise to inform the development of its Plan for Action on alcohol problems. As part of this exercise, various pieces of research were commissioned to explore issues around alcohol misuse in Scottish society.
This paper presents the main findings of a study which obtained the views of problem drinkers,current and former alcohol service users and their families and friends.
This review describes research into, and practice of universal drug prevention. It provides information on several different approaches, including school and family based, communities, mass media and generic health interventions. This work is placed in the context of relevant national policy (UK).
Paper that has been produced by an expert group of clinicians and academics in the field of substance misuse in Scotland and aims to advise ministers on the place of methadone in the treatment of substance misuse in Scotland.
This review aims to address the question: 'What are the harmful health effects of taking ecstasy(MDMA) for recreational use?' It does not examine the harmful indirect and/or social effects, such as effects on driving and road traffic accidents and the consequences of any effect MDMA may have on sexual behaviour.
Annual report of the INCB covering the international drug control conventions, the operation of the international drug control system and giving an analysis of the world situation as well as recommendations to governments and other national and international bodies.
outline the huge literature on the potentially negative impact on children of growing up with a parent who has an alcohol or drug problem, the risk factors that can exacerbate this effect, and resilience and the protective factors that can reduce it. Clear ways that practitioners can intervene to reduce risk and to increase resilience are discussed.
A dozen rehabs in the UK have closed and others made counsellors redundant. Most depend on the state for clients – but it refers only 2% of drug abusers to drug-free treatment, creating a crisis of empty beds and waiting lists of people desperate to fill them. Taxes were spent on a redefinition of “recovery” excluding drug/alcohol-free goals. Deirdre Boyd feels the seven-year itch for change.