alcohol misuse

Drinking in the UK: An exploration of trends

A key part of the Government’s alcohol harm reduction strategy is to monitor changes in drinking habits over time and to identify what factors are potentially contributing to the rising levels of consumption. Reviews research and highlights trends in alcohol consumption over the last 20 to 30 years. A key part of the Government’s alcohol harm reduction strategy is to monitor changes in drinking habits over time and to identify what factors are potentially contributing to the rising levels of consumption.

Are alcoholism treatments effective? : the Project MATCH data

Project MATCH was the largest and most expensive alcoholism treatment trial ever conducted. The results were disappointing. There were essentially no patient-treatment matches, and three very different treatments produced nearly identical outcomes. These results were interpreted post hoc as evidence that all three treatments were quite effective. We re-analyzed the data in order to estimate effectiveness in relation to quantity of treatment.

The Rhetoric of Recovery Advocacy : An Essay On the Power of Language

This paper discusses the language surrounding addiction and recovery and the New Recovery Advocacy Movement.

The Hidden Mixer, article from DrugLink, March/April 2009

Mixing alcohol and cocaine is probably one of the most common drug combinations in modern culture. But is the mix a recipe for violence? Max Daly investigates.

Working with Drug and Alcohol Users

A learning resource on alcohol and drugs. This handout is used as pre-course reading for the STRADA course 'Working with Drug and Alcohol Users'.

Richard Pelzer (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at living with an abusive mother. In 2001, Dave Pelzer wrote about the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother during his childhood, and how she encouraged his brothers to treat him as 'the family slave'. One brother in particular stood out. Now, that brother has written his own version of events.

Jenni Murray talks to Richard Pelzer about his role as his mother's main collaborator and how, when Dave was taken away, he fell from favour and found himself on the receiving end of the abuse.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recording. Episode 4

Episode Four of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'The evolutionary jigsaw', 'Doesn't time fly when you're depressed' and 'To hell and back'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network.