This resource guide shows how to develop inter-agency protocols to support families in which parents have additional needs related to physical and/or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health, drug and alcohol-related problems or serious illnesses.
Booklet providing information and advice for employers on drawing up alcohol and drugs policies for their organisations to help alleviate problems such as employee absenteeism and lost productivity.
This site aims to raise awareness and understanding of substance misuse, the problems it creates and the ways to deal with these problems. It provides a portal for news on drug and alcohol misuse, from worldwide news media and professional sources; original articles on key issues, personal stories, project profiles, recommended books; and customised content for the general public, practitioners and problem users.
The government’s updated alcohol strategy, Safe, Sensible, Social aims to reduce the number of under-18s who drink and the amount they drink. But Alcohol Concern found that many children are being openly influenced by alcohol advertising during their favourite programmes, as explained by Don Shenker in this article.
Report analysing early-life experiences, key issues and trajectories which lead some people into social exclusion and complex needs and using these insights to determine how such people can be better helped.
Report assessing the validity of Scottish survey data on alcohol consumption and attempting to explain the apparent discrepancy between survey and non-survey indicators of drinking. It also attempts to make definitive statements about drinking trends over the past decade and makes recommendations for improving Scottish survey data on alcohol.
This toolkit is intended to provide guidance to Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) in operating in an outcomes based environment and to support working relationships with local partners and service providers. This toolkit is intended to assist ADPs to identify local priority outcomes relating to alcohol and drugs.
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK is a voluntary group set up to raise awareness, give informed choice and provide information for people affected by FAS. Information is available on an accredited course available via distance learning programme which is “designed to increase recognition and appropriate care of children who have been adversely affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol.” The website also provides links to critical and important documents relating to FAS, access to poster and marketing materials, details of conferences and events, and links to related websites.
There is increasing evidence that substance misuse among British adolescents is escalating (Miller & Plant, 1996; Sutherland & Willner, 1998). Swadi (1992) found that, among adolescents aged 12–17 years referred to mental health services, the prevalence of drug use was 13.1% (16.3% among boys and 9.3% among girls).
Leaflet offering information and advice on the links between alcohol and depression, safe drinking patterns and sources of help and support for those experiencing problems with alcohol misuse.