Report that aims not to establish one perfect model, but to identify the common strengths and barriers encountered by practitioners in local approaches to parental substance use. It focuses on both alcohol and drugs, as the emphasis is on children
and local practice rather than the differences between individual substances.
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.
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.
Website of documents relating to all aspects of alcohol research.
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 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.
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.
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.