alcohol misuse

The Pick's Disease Support Group

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.

Alcohol units: a brief guide

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

Safe. sensible. social: the next steps in the National Alcohol Strategy

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.

Approaches to alcohol and drugs in Scotland: a question of architecture

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

Licensing for public health

Guide produced for licensing boards and local licensing forums to help them understand what the public health principle enshrined in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 might mean for them in practice.

Children, young people and alcohol

In 2009, the Department for Children, Schools and Families commissioned GfK NOP to conduct research to investigate young people and alcohol. Specifically, the research was designed to better understand parents’ and young people’s attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol and alcohol consumption. The research was also designed to investigate how children’s behaviour may be influenced by their parent’s attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol.

Feel good factor article from Druglink January/February 2006

Research into the effects of user involvement on treatment is finding that it makes people feel helped - but not drug-free.

What boys talk about to ChildLine (ChildLine casenotes)

Casenote examining what boys call ChildLine about and how this has changed over a period of five years. It compares the number of calls on different subjects, the ages of boys calling across the range of subjects and the links between the issues affecting boys. The views of ChildLine counsellors are also included.

International Harm Reduction Association

IHRA is the leading organisation in promoting evidence based harm reduction policies and practices on a global basis for all psychoactive substances (including illicit drugs, tobacco and alcohol).