drug misuse

Drug treatment works : for families, communities and individuals

Parliamentary briefing paper from the NTA providing information on the next steps for drug treatment in England and an update on the latest research available.

Re-Solv : The Society for the Prevention of Solvent and Volatile Substance Abuse

This resource is the website of Re-Solv, the national charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse (VSA). Re-Solv operates throughout the United Kingdom. The site offers information about solvent and volatile substance abuse in a range of formats, including factsheets, more in depth on-line training courses and details about the range of other publications and services available through Re-Solv.

The Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is the national non-government drugs policy and information agency working in partnership with others to co-ordinate effective responses to drug use in Scotland. SDF aims to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of interests, promoting collaborative, evidence-based responses to drug use.

Social evils and social good

Paper discussing issues perceived as social problems in contemporary society and arguing that these should be put more in perspective when compared with the social ills of past eras such as the Victorian.

The Road to Recovery : a new approach to tackling Scotland's drug problem

this strategy sets out a significant programme of reform to tackle Scotland’s drug problem and make a contribution to the Government’s overarching purpose, which is to increase sustainable economic growth. Central to the strategy is a new approach to tackling problem drug use based firmly on the concept of recovery. Recovery is a process through which an individual is enabled to move-on from their problem drug use towards a drug-free life and become an active and contributing member of society.

Cannabis : Classification and Public Health

This report was produced by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in response to a request made in July 2007 by the Home Office for the ACMD to review the classification of cannabis in light of the public concern about the potential mental health effects of cannabis use and in particular the use of stronger strains of the drug.

Action on Addiction

Website of Action on Addiction, a charity which works to reduce the problem of addiction through providing research, treatment, family support, education and training.

Simple guide : alcohol and drugs in the workplace

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.

A participatory handbook for youth drug abuse prevention programmes : a guide for development and improvement

Substance abuse as a social phenomenon is all the more worrisome because of its prevalence among youth. Over the last two decades or so, countries all over the world have seen an alarming rise in the incidence of substance abuse amongst the most productive and crucial section of their populations.

The seeds of exclusion

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.