alcohol misuse

SCIE report 2: working with families with alcohol, drug and mental health problems

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.

Alcohol brief interventions 2010/11

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.

"Binge-drinking behind the headlines...": under the influence

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).

Voices of experience: how people who drink on the streets can make positive changes in their lives

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.

New media, young people and the internet

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.

Young people, alcohol and the media

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.

Our invisible addicts

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

Young people, alcohol and influences: a study of young people and their relationship with alcohol

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.

You are not on your own: a booklet to help children and adults talk about a parent's 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.

Teenage drinking and interethnic friendships: summary

Summary of report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.