alcohol misuse

This document was published by the Scottish Executive in 2003.

The first part of this guidance sets out what is currently known about the extent of parental substance misuse and the impact on children.

Part 2 sets out what agencies need to ask of families when they present with drug or alcohol problems, and provides guidance to staff on identifying risks.

Part 3 offers advice on what kinds of help may be needed, and on how to work together more effectively.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. In recent years there has been growing concern within the Irish community, Mind and other agencies and professionals working in the mental health field about the mental health of Irish people in Britain. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health of the Irish community is negatively affected by many factors, including racism.

This article, see page 15 of the magazine, by Professor David Clark introduces the work of William White and colleagues in the USA on the subject of recovery in the substance misuse field.

Fourteenth of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture looks at the key elements of the 12-step model, such as the Alcoholics Anonymous programme, which aim to treat various addictions. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website.

This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

The Recovery Bill of Rights is a statement of the principle that all Americans have a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

This paper discusses the language surrounding addiction and recovery and the New Recovery Advocacy Movement.

Report summarising the results of research into the views and experiences of young people in the UK with regard to sexual health and the reasons why some young people engage in risky sexual behaviour.

Mixing alcohol and cocaine is probably one of the most common drug combinations in modern culture. But is the mix a recipe for violence? Max Daly investigates.

Information and advice booklet aimed at helping parents discuss the risks posed by alcohol with their children and young people.