addiction

Resource owned and maintained by Scottish Addiction Studies that has been providing quality teaching and research in the addictions since 1984.

The library was originally intended for our own on-line students but was made generally available in 2001. Unlike many on-line libraries, this resource specialises in full-text documents, most of which are available for download.

First report of the Older Person's Substance Misuse Working Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Report that examines the current drug policy - prescribing methadone to drug addicts in the hope that this would replace use of street drugs, reduce street crime and cut criminal justice costs.

In March 2008, a new 10 year national drugs strategy document was published: Drugs: protecting families and communities. This new drug strategy presents an agenda which strongly reinforces the main points of the last strategy with its emphasis on crime reduction and community safety. Like its predecessor, it says less about individual health and social outcomes. In the same month the United Kingdom Drug Policy Commission, (UKDPC), an independent think tank, published a major report on the drugs strategy and its key focus criminal justice.

WIRED is a grassroots initiative to tackle drug and alcohol misuse that merges real world activities with a website for the purpose of disseminating information, providing support, education and training, carrying out research, and enhancing the impact and reach of other successful programmes.

This is the fifth in a series of monographs related to recovery management. It looks at the scientific rationale for addiction treatment systems transformation including acute-care and recovery management models of addiction treatment; recovery focused performance measures; findings from studies of addiction treatment; promising practices to improve long-term recovery outcomes and suggests measures to evaluate addiction treatment.

This short film on stigma and mental illness was developed for the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Changing Minds campaign, to be shown in the cinema to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2000. Aimed mainly at young adults aged 15 to 25, it aims to challenge preconceptions about mental health, and touches on anorexia, drug addiction, depression and dementia. It is rated Certificate 15.

European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) is the umbrella organisation for the independent drug and alcohol treatment and aftercare sector. EATA represents services throughout the continuum of care. EATA is a registered charity, working to ensure that people with substance dependencies get the treatment they need. EATA works on behalf of its members alongside governmental bodies to help ensure improved access and quality of treatment for people with substance dependencies.

The purpose of this guide is to outline a range of treatment options for heroin addiction. In particular it looks at the substitute prescribing of methadone including the identification of potential problems in accessing services, stabilising on methadone and detoxification services. The target audience for this guide is people seeking or receiving treatment for heroin addiction and those interested in user support, representation and advocacy.