alcohol misuse

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.

Young people, gender and alcohol

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.

A minimum price for alcohol?

Paper on the debate of a minimum price for alcohol.

Dual diagnosis: a challenge for the reformed NHS and for Public Health England

The current set of health reforms poses both threats and opportunities for people with dual diagnosis or multiple needs.

This discussion paper examines these threats and opportunities and how they might be managed.

Bottling it up: the next generation - the effects of parental alcohol misuse on children and families

Updated report on the 2006 Bottling it Up report, which analysed the views and perspectives of parents using Turning Point services, and of their children. The research found that parental alcohol misuse has a big impact on families.

It is based on the experiences of children and their parents. Turning Point analysed anonymous data relating to the thousands of people who used its alcohol treatment services in the last year.

Signposts: see me, hear me, talk to me - talk to my family as well

Short paper that aims to share evidence based practice, promote local discussion and encourage improved outcomes. It does not seek to amend or replace existing statutory guidance that may be in place.

It offers some signposts to effective practice, local conversations and partnership working with a focus on improved outcomes for young carers and their families. These can be shared and taken forward locally in line with local needs and circumstances.

Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the price at which alcohol may be sold from licensed premises; and for connected purposes.

From one to many: the risks of frequent excessive drinking

Project that looked at those who we have termed ‘risky drinkers’ who are increasing the risk to their future health by their high alcohol consumption.

The report focuses on individual screening for alcohol consumption to identify risky drinkers and the provision of Brief Interventions to tackle this drinking behaviour. The challenges to delivery of this kind of early treatment in GP practices is discussed and recommendations
for implementation of more universal screening and provision of Brief Interventions are made.

Accidental injury

This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken by the EPPI-Centre Health Promotion and Public Health Reviews Reviews Facility. One study reviewed research evidence relating to accidental injury and risk-taking behaviour by young people aged 12-24. It covered drug and alcohol use, transport and sport.This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.