alcohol misuse

Make a difference : talk to your child about alcohol

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

Study skills

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at study skills and covers giving presentations; developing thinking skills; a guide to the web; learning online and the importance of interpersonal skills.

UK Drug Rehab

UK Drug Rehab is a directory of drug addiction treatment centres, drug rehab organisations and service providers within the United Kingdom. "UK-Rehab.Com is a privately funded, non-profit making project that aims to provide free, unbiased information on drug addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse and rehabilitation." The Drug Info section provides general facts on drug abuse and detailed information on specific drugs. There is also a section on the role of the family.

Elder abuse and alcohol

Paper analysing the links between alcohol and elder abuse, looking at the global scale of the problem and discussing the role of public health in prevention.

Interim guidance on competencies and training for the delivery of alcohol brief interventions 2009

Document containing interim guidance intended to start the process of laying out nationally agreed minimum competency standards (knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes) needed by staff in order to deliver alcohol brief interventions.

Hitting the bottle : minimising the harms from alcohol misuse (Policy Exchange research notes)

Paper outlining the social and economic costs of alcohol misuse in England and recommending a series of measures to tackle the problem such as altering the alcohol duty regime, making the policing of public drunkenness more robust and using public education campaigns to encourage 'dry days'.

Drug Treatment at the Crossroads -Briefing

What does the public really think about addiction and its treatment? A report on the findings of a DrugScope/ICM poll.

Alcohol statistics Scotland 2009

This biennial publication presents the latest available information from a range of national data sources relating to alcohol. These include routine data sources and surveys.

Drinking in Scotland : qualitative insights into influences, attitudes and behaviors

Report of a qualitative study which aimed to deepen understanding of drinking behaviours and different drinking cultures in Scotland and make a contribution towards the further development of a Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm.