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STUDY 2009 HTM file
Drug and alcohol services in Scotland
Scotland's national audit body assesses value for money from drug and alcohol services. It found systems poorly informed by the problems to be addressed and what works in addressing them, and in respect of drugs, unclear about what 'value' consists of.
IN PRACTICE 2005 PDF file 1242Kb
Wet day centres in Britain part 1: planning and setting up
Solid guidance based on a detailed analysis of UK centres offering street drinkers a place where they can start to reverse years of deterioration without having first to stop drinking. In this extraordinarily difficult task, good planning is key.
STUDY 2004 PDF file 159Kb
Safer Bars training could play a role under new UK licensing laws
In Toronto, a staff training programme undertaken by individual bars and nightclubs for the first time demonstrated reductions in violence. In the process, valuable lessons were learnt on how to implement such programmes.
First randomised follow-up study offers little support for randomly testing US school pupils for drug or alcohol use, adding to a slim evidence base which has so far found little benefit to justify the risks and the costs.
STUDY 2004 PDF file 167Kb
Police and licensees working together curb violent incidents in Cardiff
A multi-agency project led by police focused on improving the management of licensed premises and modifying violence-generating features of the nighttime city centre. The result was to curb the rise in violence seen elsewhere in Wales.
Three projects have shown that British communities can generate the kind of coordinated action which new reports from the USA and Sweden have shown curtail alcohol-related violence and injury and create substantial cost-savings for society.
REVIEW 2003 PDF file 1010Kb
Just say, 'No sir'
Tim Stockwell identifies strategies which promote responsible alcohol service in licensed premises and which can improve public health, safety and order. The trick is to create the motivation to implement and sustain them against competitive pressures.
REVIEW 2006 PDF file 1464Kb
Motivational arm twisting: contradiction in terms?
Part 4 of the Manners Matter series asks whether motivational interviewing can overcome the hostile prison environment and the distrust of youngsters, drink drivers and other offenders pressured into counselling by the criminal justice system.
STUDY 2001 PDF file 100Kb
Persistent and credible enforcement needed to prevent widespread alcohol sales to under-18s
The first scientific study in Britain of test purchases of alcohol by underage children implies that persistent, credible and well publicised enforcement will be needed; short-term 'crackdowns' risk being followed by an upsurge in illegal sales.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 220Kb
Community action cuts drink-driving deaths
A major US multi-site trial provides convincing evidence that comprehensive community action featuring more intensive enforcement can more than pay for itself by reducing drink-drive crashes and injuries.
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