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.
Paper on the debate of a minimum price for alcohol.
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.
Guidelines on sensible drinking behaviour.
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.
Report on substance misuse among young people 2010-11 in line with the statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).
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.
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.
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.