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.
"An alcohol brief intervention is a short, evidence-based, structured conversation about alcohol consumption with a patient/client that seeks in a non-confrontational way to motivate and support the individual to think about and/or plan a change in their drinking behaviour in order to reduce their consumption and/or their risk of harm"
Total number of alcohol brief interventions delivered by Health Boards during 2015/16. ABI delivery was formally linked to the NHS Scotland Local Delivery Plan (LDP) as an LDP standard.
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).
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.
Summary of report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.
Report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.