alcohol drinking

First in a series of Spotlight papers which build on the findings of the NSPCC report – All Babies Count: Prevention and protection for vulnerable babies -  which highlighted the pressing need for effective interventions for parents and their babies.

The papers focus on the specific developmental importance of pregnancy and babyhood, shining a light on a particular issue for families, policy and practice, in this case parental misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Local profiles that provide a brief summary of the overall costs of alcohol-related harm to local authority areas in Scotland in 2010/11.

Report that examines the ways in which patterns of youth drinking are influenced by place and particular towns (‘party cities’) that have become associated with the rituals of heavy drinking, or the ‘messy’ night out.

This study focused on three known types of place where young people drink: the home, the neighbourhood and the town centre.

Report that provides a description of a recent study of gender, alcohol, and interventions funded by Comic Relief and Alcohol Research UK. It outlines the rationale for the study, the methods of data collection and data analysis, and emerging findings.

Report that explores how a key population group, young adults, feel about their drinking and what influences their choices with a view to identifying the strategies most likely to change norms around alcohol, norms that are currently on a trajectory of increasing cost and burden for society.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the price at which alcohol may be sold from licensed premises; and for connected purposes.

Project that looked at those who we have termed ‘risky drinkers’ who are increasing the risk to their future health by their high alcohol consumption.

The report focuses on individual screening for alcohol consumption to identify risky drinkers and the provision of Brief Interventions to tackle this drinking behaviour. The challenges to delivery of this kind of early treatment in GP practices is discussed and recommendations
for implementation of more universal screening and provision of Brief Interventions are made.