substance 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. 

Parental substance use: through the eyes of the worker

Report that aims not to establish one perfect model, but to identify the common strengths and barriers encountered by practitioners in local approaches to parental substance use. It focuses on both alcohol and drugs, as the emphasis is on children 
and local practice rather than the differences between individual substances.

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.

Alcohol through our eyes - Young people’s representations of drinking in Scotland

This book is based on a research project that explored how young men and women use alcohol as they move from their mid teens through to their late twenties. This period of life
is sometimes referred to as ‘the transition to adulthood’. We wanted to find out more about young people’s experiences of drinking during this time in their lives. To explore this in a dynamic way, we conducted eight activity based focus groups with young adults aged between 16–30.

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.