Report of a study which carried out a five day review of the literature dealing with the links between poverty, social exclusion and problematic drug use with the aim of determining the strength of the association between the extent of drug problems and a range of social and economic inequalities.
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.
This paper describes the system by which the Registrar General for Scotland collects information on drug-related deaths in Scotland and presents selected statistical information.
This blog is written by David Clark, director of Wired In, an organisation that empowers individuals, families and communities to tackle substance use problems, encouraging and enabling people to find their path to recovery. The blog contains links to films and background briefings relevant to recovery.
Episode of Woman's Hour in which Lauren Booth and Tracey Smith from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics discuss whether enough is being done for the children of parents who misuse alcohol.
This resource provides information and advice on drugs in Scotland for anyone who wants to learn more about drugs including parents and health professionals.
BioSocieties is committed to the scholarly exploration of the crucial social, ethical and policy implications of developments in the life sciences and biomedicine. It provides a crucial forum where the most rigorous social research and critical analysis of these issues can intersect with the work of leading scientists, social researchers, clinicians, regulators and other stakeholders.
A framework for improving the local delivery of support for the families of offenders.
This resource looks at the stigma and discrimination which affects people living with HIV and AIDS and the people who are perceived to be HIV positive because they are members of the communities most affected by the virus, such as gay men or Africans.
This report was published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) which explores the role of the community responses to drugs through a national survey and a series of detailed case studies.