drinking

Cost of alcohol harm profiles

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

Gender, alcohol and interventions

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.

Young people, gender and alcohol

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.

Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill

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.

From one to many: the risks of frequent excessive drinking

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.

"Binge-drinking behind the headlines...": under the influence

Research on binge drinking that draws on two large longitudinal data sets – the Birth Cohort Study 1970 (BCS), and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

Young people, alcohol and influences: a study of young people and their relationship with alcohol

This report presents the findings from a major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking.

You are not on your own: a booklet to help children and adults talk about a parent's drinking

Booklet to help a child and trusted adult to talk together about what is happening in their life. It is written for children, but at the end of each section is a part written for adults.

It is for children who live in all sorts of families - those living with relatives, children in care, those who have a parent in prison, or worried about a parent or carer drinking too much.

Teenage drinking and interethnic friendships: summary

Summary of report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.