drug misuse

The national drug-related deaths database (Scotland) report 2011

Third report from the National Drug Related Deaths Database (NDRDD) for Scotland which presents data for the calendar year 2011. The NDRDD was established to collect detailed information regarding the nature and social circumstances of individuals who have died a drug-related death.

This report supplements the routine reporting of drugrelated deaths in Scotland by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), formerly known as the General Register Office for Scotland. 

Aberlour Glasgow Bridges - full report

The Aberlour Glasgow Bridges service started work with families affected by parental substance misuse in June 2008 in the Possilpark area of North East Glasgow. The aim of the service was to develop and deliver interventions with parents, carers and children to improve children’s educational, health and well-being outcomes. This resource is the full report into research undertaken to review and evaluate Glasgow Bridges.

Aberlour Glasgow Bridges - research summary

The Aberlour Glasgow Bridges service started work with families affected by parental substance misuse in June 2008 in the Possilpark area of North East Glasgow. The aim of the service was to develop and deliver interventions with parents, carers and children to improve children’s educational, health and well-being outcomes. This resource summarises research undertaken to review and evaluate Glasgow Bridges.

Scottish Addiction Studies Drug and Alcohol Library

Resource owned and maintained by Scottish Addiction Studies that has been providing quality teaching and research in the addictions since 1984.

The library was originally intended for our own on-line students but was made generally available in 2001. Unlike many on-line libraries, this resource specialises in full-text documents, most of which are available for download.

Rehabilitating drug policy: what can we do better to reduce offending by drug addicts?

Report that examines the challenges of reducing offending by drug addicts, what interventions are effective, and how effective drug interventions can be delivered.

A better future for families: the importance of family-based interventions in tackling substance misuse

Report that looks purely at family-based interventions that are specifically targeted towards families with drug and alcohol misuse problems. Family-based interventions include those that work with the whole family, the parent and the child and the examples referred to and the recommendations made should be considered only in relation to drugs and alcohol.

2010/11 Scottish crime and justice survey: drug use

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale continuous survey measuring people's experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on 13,000 in-home face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland.

The impact of drug treatment on reconviction

Study that compares the differences in the conviction rates of known offenders during the two years before their initial assessment for drug treatment and the two years after.

The forgotten carers: support for adult family members affected by a relative's drug problems

Briefing that provides an overview of the key findings and implications of a study investigating the extent and nature of support provided to adult family members affected by a relative’s drug problems.

Dual diagnosis: a challenge for the reformed NHS and for Public Health England

The current set of health reforms poses both threats and opportunities for people with dual diagnosis or multiple needs.

This discussion paper examines these threats and opportunities and how they might be managed.