alcohol misuse

Parental drug and alcohol misuse: resilience and transition among young people

A growing number of children are affected by parental substance misuse, and policy and practice increasingly recognise the need to tackle the problems that this causes. Currently, the needs of older children are less well known or addressed. This study explores the experiences of 38 young people, aged 15–27 years, who had at least one parent with a drug or alcohol problem.

Substance misuse among young people 2010-11

Report on substance misuse among young people 2010-11 in line with the statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).

Changing attitudes, knowledge and behaviour : a review of successful initiatives

Report examining seven case studies of initiatives designed to effect attitudinal, behavioural or policy change, e.g. youth smoking prevention, in order to discover what methods or lessons could be transferred from the case studies to approaches to tackling alcohol harm in the UK.

Policy paper on minimum unit price for alcohol

The Scottish Government has announced its intention to introduce a range of measures to tackle the problems associated with binge drinking and excessive and harmful consumption of alcohol in Scottish society. This is a policy document which involves intervention by the government in a market in a way which has a direct effect on prices for consumers, in the interests of a perceived public good, in this case public health, law and order, and a reduction in employment, health service and criminal justice costs. The document covers a number of aspects of this issue.

Untold damage: children's accounts of living with harmful parental drinking

Report that highlights the findings of a collaborative research study undertaken by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the NSPCC’s ChildLine in Scotland service to explore children and young people’s experiences of harmful parental drinking and the concerns they express about the impact this is having on their lives.

A matter of substance?: alcohol or drugs - does it make a difference to the child?

In 2006, Aberlour Child Care Trust and the Scottish Association of Drug and Alcohol Teams joined together to hold a second Think Tank to address the question 'Alcohol or Drugs' Does it make a difference for the Child?'. This report is entirely drawn from the Think Tank’s discussions and represents the knowledge and views of experienced managers, practitioners and researchers. It does not include evidence from research or the content of policy and guidance documents.

A new framework for local partnerships on alcohol and drugs

This document sets out a new framework for local partnerships on alcohol and drugs. It aims to ensure that all bodies involved in tackling alcohol and drugs problems are clear about their responsibilities and their relationships with each other; and to focus activity on the identification, pursuit and achievement of agreed, shared outcomes.

What is problem drinking?

Alcohol can cause both health and social problems. Some of the harm associated with alcohol is caused by acute intoxication, some by regular, excessive consumption over a long period. This fact sheet looks at the range of problems associated with alcohol dependence including psychological, physical or social problems.

Alcohol and drugs delivery reform group: final report

This is the report of the Alcohol and Drugs Delivery Reform Group. In January 2008 the Delivery Reform Group to improve alcohol and drug delivery arrangements and ensure better outcomes for service users was established by the Scottish Government. Members were invited from the Scottish Advisory Committee on Drug Misuse (SACDM) and the Scottish Ministerial Advisory Committee on Alcohol Problems (SMACAP).

Improving services for substance misuse: commissioning drug treatment and harm reduction services

Drug treatment is provided by a network of services. In 2005, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA), in partnership with the Healthcare Commission, embarked on a joint three-year programme of annual service reviews as part of an initiative to enhance the quality, consistency and effectiveness of drug treatment.