alcohol misuse

Violent crime: some basic facts and implications for SW practice (Towards effective practice, paper 5)

Paper examining research concerned with adult and youth violent offending with the aim of increasing awareness of the salient issues amongst social work practitioners and those interested from a policy perspective.

Partnership working combats under-age drinking

Case study from St Neots, Cambridgeshire demonstrating how a partnership arrangement between various agencies and groups, e.g. police, local authorities and retailers, can successfully diminish the problem of under-age drinking in a community. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in adopting the same approach.

Social Work Curriculum on Alcohol Use Disorders

Social work educators prepare professionals to practice in a variety of settings where they have the opportunity to improve outcomes for their clients who either have an identifiable alcohol use disorder or are at risk for developing one. Lecture-ready modules, developed by top-named experts in alcoholism and social work research, support professional MSW education. Materials include Powerpoint presentations, handout materials, classroom activities, and accompanying case examples to extend student interaction with the subject matter.

Recovery Management

This resource contains a synthesis of findings from scientific studies and recommendations from new grassroots recovery advocacy and support organisations that are collectively pushing a fundamental redesign of addiction treatment in the United States. This resource introduces a recovery management model through a collection of four papers.

Health in Scotland 2008: shedding light on hidden epidemics

Report from the Chief Medical Officer reviewing some of the data on the habits which studies are showing have a dramatic effect on risks of developing chronic ill health or premature death.

It also considers some of the mental health problems which may contribute to chronic stress in sufferers by lessening their ability to control and manage their lives. Such problems include ADHD in adults, post traumatic stress syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Signs for improvement: commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm

This guidance is designed to direct commissioners to resources and guidance which will assist them in commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm in their local community. It offers ways to improve commissioning, looking at each World Class Commissioning competency and all stages in the commissioning cycle. Contents include: why a focus on alcohol-related harm?; commissioning to improve the outcome for people at risk of alcohol related harm; World Class Commissioning Competencies and the commissioning cycle.

A fresh approach : helping you to make positive choices about the amount you drink

Booklet providing information and advice on how to reduce alcohol intake and explaining the health and other benefits of doing so.

Drug use, impaired driving and traffic accidents (EMCDDA insights 8)

Report presenting a comprehensive picture of the European situation on illicit drugs and medicines in relation to driving and summarising the studies which have been published on the subject since 1999.

The big blue book of booze

The aims of this resource are to present the facts about alcohol in a realistic and down-to-earth way; to identify safe limits to drinking; to identify the risks of unsafe sex when intoxicated; clearly identify alcohol as a strong drug and to show heavy drinking as unattractive and anti-social. The target audience for this publication is young people aged 13+ in schools and youth club settings.

Child maltreatment and alcohol

Paper analysing the role of harmful alcohol consumption in child maltreatment along with its lifelong impact on alcohol use patterns in people who were maltreated as children and the role of public health in prevention.