alcohol misuse

This briefing paper has been produced by SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) following a conference held at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on 7th February 2008. The aim of the conference was to identify barriers to the delivery of brief interventions in the Scottish Health Service and to pinpoint action required to overcome them.

Document setting out the action Government will take in response to the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Drug and Alcohol Education.

Paper analysing the role of alcohol in youth violence. It also considers the scale of the problem, risk factors for involvement in alcohol-related youth violence, prevention measures and the role of public health.

Paper analysing the links between violence and alcohol misuse and discussing issues such as the extent of alcohol-related interpersonal violence, risk factors, violence prevention and policy responses.

The topic of this briefing is how parenting capacity can be affected by parental substance misuse (drugs and/or alcohol) and how this may be managed.

Document reporting on the progress made since the launch of the Scottish Government's Plan for Action on Alcohol Problems in 2002.

It also lays out a three-year programme of action to change drinking cultures and reduce alcohol-related harm by government action, partnership working and promoting individual responsibility.

This resource provides best practice guidance on a framework for commissioning and providing interventions and treatment for adults affected by alcohol misuse. It describes a four tier system of stepped care for alcohol misusers.

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. Jeanie and her husband have a history of alcohol misuse. They have an 11 year old son, whom Jeanie says is misbehaving.