substance misuse

Statistics of drug-related deaths in 2008 and earlier years, broken down by cause of death, selected drugs reported, age and sex. Includes three tables of figures for health board areas, and three for council areas

The Drug Harm Index (DHI) was developed as the overarching measure for the PSA target to reduce the harm caused by illegal drugs. It combines robust national indicators of the harms generated by illegal drugs into a single-figure time-series index. The harms include drug-related crime, community perceptions of drug problems, drug nuisance, and the various health consequences that arise from drug abuse.

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.

STRADA is Scotland’s leading workforce development organisation in the field of substance misuse. This document covers all aspects of STRADA's work including contracted work with the Scottish Government and commissioned learning and development projects.

Example templates of proposed submission and assessment arrangements for young people's commissioners to use in their planning processes. Includes: 1. Young people’s specialist substance misuse treatment planning 2009/10: Guidance notes on planning processes for strategic partnerships. 2. Young people’s specialist substance misuse treatment plan 2009/10. 3.. Planning grids. 4. Expenditure profile.

Produced in partnership with Turning Point, the UK's leading social care organisation, this toolkit provides background information to the issues surrounding dual diagnosis and offers a practical guide to delivering services. It includes information about substance misuse, mental health and policy background and features current treatment modules along with case studies and exercises for individuals or group work.

Document offering guidance on good practice around identifying the needs of young people requiring specialist substance misuse treatment.

Case study from East Sussex showing how a multi-agency approach to the issue of substance misuse among young people was developed and offering implementation tips to others on the best ways to achieve the same approach.

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) aims to increase the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England. This site includes details of the NTA's work programme, as well as publications and guidance for those in the drug treatment sector.