alcohol misuse

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 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.

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at living with an abusive mother. In 2001, Dave Pelzer wrote about the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother during his childhood, and how she encouraged his brothers to treat him as 'the family slave'. One brother in particular stood out. Now, that brother has written his own version of events.

Jenni Murray talks to Richard Pelzer about his role as his mother's main collaborator and how, when Dave was taken away, he fell from favour and found himself on the receiving end of the abuse.

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.

Caring for people with frontotemporal dementia is hard, there are few facilities tailored for the younger sufferer and those are not always appropriate for people with frontotemporal dementia. Also there are no specific treatments yet for frontotemporal dementia. All this adds to the distress, isolation and burden of caring. The PDSG tries to decrease the burden by providing information and support.

Booklet explaining units of alcohol and advising on safe alcohol consumption.

UK Government document reviewing progress since the publication of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England (2004) and outlining further action to achieve long-term reductions in alcohol-related ill health and crime.

Episode Four of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'The evolutionary jigsaw', 'Doesn't time fly when you're depressed' and 'To hell and back'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network.

A systems mapping approach to how Scotland can reduce the damage to its population through alcohol and drugs by half by 2025.