substance misuse

Addiction Helper

Addiction Helper has been set up to address the need for treatment and offer impartial help for those affected by addiction.

As well as offering addiction treatment services, it also provides free advice and support for the families of addicts, and information about addictions and mental health issues to promote better understanding.

The national drug-related deaths database (Scotland) report 2011

Third report from the National Drug Related Deaths Database (NDRDD) for Scotland which presents data for the calendar year 2011. The NDRDD was established to collect detailed information regarding the nature and social circumstances of individuals who have died a drug-related death.

This report supplements the routine reporting of drug related deaths in Scotland by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), formerly known as the General Register Office for Scotland.

Alcohol through our eyes - Young people’s representations of drinking in Scotland

This book is based on a research project that explored how young men and women use alcohol as they move from their mid teens through to their late twenties. This period of life
is sometimes referred to as ‘the transition to adulthood’. We wanted to find out more about young people’s experiences of drinking during this time in their lives. To explore this in a dynamic way, we conducted eight activity based focus groups with young adults aged between 16–30.