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Claire Sweeney

Claire Sweeney

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Public Reporting Group

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Claire is currently Portfolio manager, Audit Scotland. Claire Sweeney has worked for Audit Scotland for five years and is responsible for national reviews of performance in primary and community care. She has led on and carried out reports relating to mental health, drugs and alcohol, GP out-of-hours services and the major pay contracts in the NHS. Before joining Audit Scotland, Claire worked in acute and primary care trusts in the North...
Betsy Thom

Betsy Thom

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Professor of Health Policy

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'Professor Thom is a sociologist with a special interest in social and policy aspects of alcohol and illicit drug use. Recent research has included a study on the local implementation of the Alcohol Licensing Act 2003, work on young people and 'binge' drinking, and the local implementation of national policy, in particular, research on partnership as a mechanism for policy delivery and multi-component programmes as a response to prevent and...
Deborah Arnott, Dr Karl Fagerstr�m: Tobacco harm reduction

Deborah Arnott, Dr Karl Fagerstr�m: Tobacco harm reduction

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Tobacco harm reduction

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May 2012 the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum hosted the first KAC Dialogue on new ways of using nicotine, the health implications of new nicotine products, implications for changes in the tobacco industry. Given the interest in tobacco harm reduction in the UK, the development of new nicotine products and the potential for the UK to lead in shaping new approaches to reducing the smoking of tobacco, this event provided an opportunity to...
Ian Wardle

Ian Wardle

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Chief Executive, Lifeline Project and FEAD Interviewer

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Ian Wardle is Chief Executive of Lifeline Project. He took up post as CEO prior to the first National Drug Strategy, and has overseen significant growth and development of services and field development initiatives during this time. Though primarily focused on the job of running Lifeline Project in an uncertain period, Ian thinks it is important for providers and voluntary sector organisations to help to contribute to contemporary debates and...
William White

William White

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Senior Research Consultant

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William L. White, M.A.  Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. Bill has a Master's degree in Addiction Studies and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 270 articles and monographs, and...
Rowdy Yates

Rowdy Yates

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Senior Research Fellow / Facilitator of Scottish Addiction Studies

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Rowdy Yates was one of Lifeline Project's co-founders, and worked alongside Eugenie Cheesmond in the 1970's. He now holds the position of Senior Research Fellow at Stirling University, and is facilitator of the Scottish Addiction Studies group. He has recently facilitated a series at Stirling, Pathways to Recovery, which is accessible via the Website Radio into 2009. Rowdy has published widely and has a special interest in therapeutic...
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Lifeline Project and FEAD
Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

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Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.
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