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Sarah Galvani subtance misuse services responding to violence and domestic abuse as it arises
Sarah Galvani discusses subtance misuse services responding to violence and domestic abuse as it arises in the course of an intervention. 
Thora Hands: Treating the mad, the bad and the drunk: Medical institutional responses to the problems of inebriety in Scotland c.1897-1914
The Inebriates Acts of 1879 and 1898 resulted in the introduction of institutional ‘solutions’ to the problems of drug and alcohol addiction in Britain. The concept of inebriety was deployed within voluntary and compulsory medical institutions in order to target and control the behaviour of individuals and social groups. This paper examines Scottish medical responses to the Inebriates Acts using case studies of the State Inebriate Reformatory at Perth, Invernith Lodge Retreat and the Chrichton Royal Asylum. These contrasting case studies reveal that institutional treatment reflected different medical and political interests rather than a specific inebriate reform agenda. In late Victorian and early Edwardian Scotland, the concept of inebriety was used to confine the mad, the bad and the drunk within institutions that provided
medical treatment and moral reform for deviant behaviour. This established a framework for medical and political intervention in substance use that has lasting implications for alcohol policy in present day Scotland.
Professor Paul Gootenberg Q & A Session
Professor Paul Gootenberg answers questions after his presentation on 'Controlling cocaine: Policy 'blowback' and the hemispheric- historical origins of the Mexican Drug War, 1900-2000'
Professor Paul Gootenberg: Controlling cocaine: Policy 'blowback' and the hemispheric- historical origins of the Mexican Drug War, 1900-2000
Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine. Gootenberg traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century and its dramatic reemergence as an illicit good after World War II. Connecting the story of the drug's transformations is a host of people, products, and processes: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the global influences that have shaped the history of cocaine. But Gootenberg decenters the familiar story to uncover the roles played by hitherto obscure but vital Andean actors as well - for example, the Peruvian pharmacist who developed the techniques for refining cocaine on an industrial scale and the creators of the original drug-smuggling networks that decades later would be taken over by Colombian traffickers. 
Ruth Runciman DBE on criminal justice and an integrated approach to tackling drug misuse in Prisons
Dame Ruth explains that it was important work for the ACMD to bring conclusions on criminal justice and drug use matters together for the government 
Ruth Runciman DBE on the beginnings of her work on drug use and criminal justice
Dame Ruth describes the route from working in the CAB and ACMD, and the developing theme of drug use in prisons 
Ruth Runciman DBE on the ACMD Report on Drug Misusers and the Prison System
 Dame Ruth describes the integrated approach of the report’s conclusions
Fergus McNeill on Pierre Bourdieu's concept of 'Habitus' and 'Capital' as they relate to his work
Fergus talks about Bourdieu's concepts and their usefulness in understanding cultures including the culture and pressures within a particular field. 'Habitus is a durable disposition that an actor in a given social field develops' that enables you to 'play the game that's played'
Fergus McNeill on 'Surround, Field and Frame'
'Frame, field and surround.' Fergus says 'there's nothing more practical than a good theory'. He describes the need to be able to use the right processes by asking the right questions. 
Fergus McNeill on the relationship of research and academia to policy and politics
Fergus says he knows what his place on the spectrum is, but he is glad people take different positions to his own.
Fergus McNeill on William White, 'desistance', and human development [10 mins]
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Fergus talks about the 'change process' and how it is traditionally 'taken over' by the professional actor. He talks about William White, and the central process of change we are trying to enable.
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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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World Drug Report 2014 >>

3rd July 14 -  Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to the 2014 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world’s population aged 15-64, having used an illicit drug in 2012. Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about 27 million, roughly 0.6 per cent of the world’s adult population, or 1 in every 200 people.
The impact of the older generation on England’s healthcare system >>

26th June 14 - The government has produced a report looking at the impact people aged over 65 have on the NHS. This publication provides a compilation of information on older people living in England to give a broad picture of their health, care and wellbeing.
The Condition of Britain: Strategies for Social Renewal >>

19th June 14 - This report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times.