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.
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 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.
In this training programme for the social care workforce you’ll find detailed information about solvent and volatile substance abuse, together with a range of materials that you will be able to download and refer to again and again. This site also contains audio interviews, videos, factsheets and in-depth training materials that you’ll be able to take away and use in the training of others. The course is designed for use by staff within Scottish social work departments.
Paper examining the performance of the police in England in dealing with people with mental health problems who come into contact with them and concluding that police officers need more and better training in mental health issues.
Dual diagnosis, the co-existence of mental health and substance misuse problems, has a higher prevalence in prisons than in the general community. T
his document provides good practice guidance to commissioners and practitioners on for the management of dual diagnosis within a prison setting.
Report setting out the findings of a Rapid Evidence Assessment of international literature on effective substance misuse services for homeless people which reviewed good practice in other countries to discover if Scotland could learn any lessons from them.
Report presenting the findings of a study which investigated the continuity of care experienced by prisoners before and after release. It also makes recommendations as to how continuity of care between prison and the community could be improved.