alcohol misuse

Alcohol-related harm in Glasgow: a national, city and neighbourhood perspective

Briefing paper that summarises and discusses further the findings from a recent publication on alcohol-related mortality in deprived UK cities.

ScotPHO online profile tool v1.3

The new Scotpho Online Profiles Tool (OPT) is designed to replace the previous reports and excel based outputs, the online profile tool (OPT) allows users to view the various different profiles produced by the ScotPHO collaboration. The profiles highlight the considerable variation in health between areas and help identify priorities for health improvement.

NHS Education for Scotland fetal alcohol harm e-learning resource

The resource has been developed to support a range of activity led by the Scottish Government to substantially reduce the harm caused by alcohol consumption in pregnancy across Scotland.

The course content was developed by ‘Children in Scotland’ with input from the child and maternal health team at NES and the Scottish Government Fetal Alcohol harm national working group. The content was transformed into an interactive e-learning resource and the draft resource was tested and piloted by the maternal and child health team at NES and a group of clinical midwives and lecturers.

Parental substance use: through the eyes of the worker

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.

All babies count: spotlight on drugs and alcohol

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.

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.

Local variations in youth drinking cultures

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.

Scottish Addiction Studies Drug and Alcohol Library

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.

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.

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.