alcohol misuse

This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken by the EPPI-Centre Health Promotion and Public Health Reviews Reviews Facility. One study reviewed research evidence relating to accidental injury and risk-taking behaviour by young people aged 12-24. It covered drug and alcohol use, transport and sport.This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

This report focuses on the policies and practices that can promote integrated services to families. It makes a number of recommendations for improving joint practice, some of which are listed below. The guide is aimed at senior managers and social care workers in children's services and adults' services in local authorities. It is also aimed at workers and managers in other services that may be involved with families with alcohol and mental health problems such as local health services. Report published by in June 2003.

Total number of alcohol brief interventions delivered by Health Boards during 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 in accordance with the HEAT H4 target. These contain revised figures for the years 2008/09 and 2009/10.

Research on binge drinking that draws on two large longitudinal data sets – the Birth Cohort Study 1970 (BCS), and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

Research shares the ‘voices of experience’ of 61 people who drink on the streets or who used to. It explores the changes that street drinkers want to make in their lives, how far change is possible, and how people can be supported to make positive changes.

Alcohol marketing on the internet is growing rapidly, with the alcohol industry utilizing a range of new and interactive techniques to reach existing and new customers. Of particular concern is the presence of alcohol companies on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and video sharing sites such as YouTube, given that huge numbers of children and young people use these sites on a regular basis, and are consequently at risk of exposure to marketing intended for adults.

This report presents findings of a mixed-method study exploring how alcohol is represented in media consumed by young people, young people’s own interpretations of these representations, and the influence of the media and celebrities on young people’s attitudes to alcohol and their alcohol consumption. It also examines the views of media professionals on the production of alcohol-related content, the potential influence of the media on young consumers, and the role of the media in health promotion. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree foundation in September 2011.

First report of the Older Person's Substance Misuse Working Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

This report presents the findings from a major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking.

Booklet to help a child and trusted adult to talk together about what is happening in their life. It is written for children, but at the end of each section is a part written for adults.

It is for children who live in all sorts of families - those living with relatives, children in care, those who have a parent in prison, or worried about a parent or carer drinking too much.