Study of the the incidence and frequency of drinking in the 15 to 17 age group, and the motivations and occasions for drinking, including the role availability of alcohol through different channels plays.
Report that presents the findings from the evaluation of the first pilot Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) in Britain.
FDAC is a new approach to care proceedings, in cases where parental substance misuse is a key element in the local authority decision to bring proceedings. It is being piloted at the Inner London Family Proceedings Court in Wells Street.
Summary of the findings from a review of the research evidence, which looked at social work‟s contribution to helping people with problem drug and/or alcohol use.
Literature review that considers the current evidence in relation to social work’s contribution to recovery focused approaches. It reviews what is known about social work roles and training, as well as the evidence of the effectiveness of social work interventions with people with problem drug and/or alcohol use.
Booklet which offers parents facts and information on how to start talking with their child/children and help them to understand the effects of drinking alcohol.
Former government adviser, David Nutt, speaks about the dangers of alcohol, the harm caused by criminalisation and why he is not a 'legaliser'.
The number of teenagers receiving help for drug and alcohol problems has levelled after rising steadily for the past few years. The number of under-18s in specialist substance misuse services in England during 2009-10 was 23,528.
This is a reduction of 525 compared to 2008-09, and indicates that demand is stabilising following the sharp rise in the number of young people coming into substance misuse services between 2005 and 2008.
This report investigates the onset and development of drinking behaviours within teenage friendship groups.
Using social network data from the Belfast Youth Development Study, the study identified and sampled eight relatively stable friendship groups covering a mix of social class, gender and type of education. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in February 2011. Summary of report also available.
This Round-up examines family and friendship influences on young people’s drinking habits, in order to shed light on how the negative aspects of young people’s drinking culture in the UK might be changed.
The summary was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in January 2011.
This is a joint Scottish Government and CoSLA statement which is addressed to anyone who has a role in improving outcomes for an individual, families or communities experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use. A statement which sets out the aim of identifying all actions required to deliver the alcohol and drug workforce and to outline the important roles and contributions of those directly involved in workforce development.