substance misuse

As part of a joint initiative, Rethink, Turning Point and Adfam created this series of resources to help build awareness, develop good practice and encourage partnership working for those interested in any aspect of dual diagnosis. The resource comprises a toolkit for practitioners; a leaflet for families, friends and carers; and a networking tool consisting of a poster and booklet offering suggestions about mapping services and featuring contact details for some relevant national organisations.

Document reporting the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

Report detailing the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

The Scottish Executive has produced a DVD called 'Going Over' to help inform drug users, their families, friends and service providers about the risks associated with overdose and dispel some of the myths surrounding resuscitation. 'Going Over' presents four overdose scenarios that have been dramatised from real events. The stories give clear and important messages about responding to overdoses: put unconscious people in the recovery position and dial 999.

Paper discussing how released prisoners may be helped to more easily access primary care services so their health needs can be addressed. It considers issues such as chronic disease, substance misuse, communicable diseases and mental health.

The National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC, formerly Drug Misuse Research Unit) has long established expertise in drug misuse prevalence work, evaluative and outcomes research, the use of epidemiological indicators, and information in evidence based policy making. Senior staff are involved in national policy initiatives and in provision of advice regarding health care and criminal justice responses. NDEC is one of the leading units in the country engaged in research in the area of drug misuse.

This resource has been produced by National Statistics and focuses on the social circumstances, education, health and lifestyles of the UK child population in 2002.

This was an annual paper, which provided statistics of drug-related deaths that were registered in Scotland over the period from 1996 to 2007. The figures were produced using a definition of "drug-related deaths" which was introduced in 2001 for the "baseline" figures for the UK Drugs Strategy.

This resource has been produced by National Statistics and focuses on the social circumstances, education, health and lifestyles of the UK child population in 2002.