drugs

Rehabilitating drug policy: what can we do better to reduce offending by drug addicts?

Report that examines the challenges of reducing offending by drug addicts, what interventions are effective, and how effective drug interventions can be delivered.

A better future for families: the importance of family-based interventions in tackling substance misuse

Report that looks purely at family-based interventions that are specifically targeted towards families with drug and alcohol misuse problems. Family-based interventions include those that work with the whole family, the parent and the child and the examples referred to and the recommendations made should be considered only in relation to drugs and alcohol.

2010/11 Scottish crime and justice survey: drug use

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale continuous survey measuring people's experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on 13,000 in-home face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland.

The impact of drug treatment on reconviction

Study that compares the differences in the conviction rates of known offenders during the two years before their initial assessment for drug treatment and the two years after.

The forgotten carers: support for adult family members affected by a relative's drug problems

Briefing that provides an overview of the key findings and implications of a study investigating the extent and nature of support provided to adult family members affected by a relative’s drug problems.

Scottish drugs strategy delivery commission: first year report and recommendations to Minister

Report that has been prepared by the membership of the Drugs Strategy Delivery Commission (DSDC). It represents the first formal output from a new strategic entity, created to give independent objective advice to ministers on the progress being made, to deliver the aims of the national strategy to address problem drug use.

Substance misuse among young people 2010-11

Report on substance misuse among young people 2010-11 in line with the statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).