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Carly Lightowlers: Young people's drinking attitudes in England and Wales
Carly's study aimed to look at relative contribution of individual level attitudes towards alcohol consumption of young people in the UK and Wales. 
Dr Mark McCann: Adolescent Alcohol Use Trajectories: Parenting and school level effects
Dr Mark McCann talks about his project on alcohol misuse as a major contributor to societal problems. He reffers his research mainly to adolescents. He discusses the importance of interventions in schools and in a family environmnet. 
Professor Harry Sumnall: Intoxicated Identity: Young people's online behaviour
Prof Harry Sumnall discusses some basic observations about young people's drinking and influence of social media on their behaviours. He also looks at social media being a new marketing platform for alcohol industry.
Samantha Wilkinson, Manchester University: The spaces and places of young people's drinking practices
Samantha's research looks into similarities and differences and abilities and inabilities between different groups of young people aged 15-24 living in Chorlton and Wythenshawe. She looks into their spaces and places in which their drinking practices occur. She pays a particular attention to the complexity and diversity of transitions in the lifes of participants.
Rachel Brown, Cardiff University: Alcohol and new university students
Rachel talks about her project which aim is to gain understanding of the role of alcohol in "settling in" and friendship acquisition for new university students. 
Emma Davies, Oxford Brookes University: A think aloud study evaluating an alcohol misuse intervention for young people
Emma evaluates the acceptability and feasibility of an alcohol misuse intervention among young people. She focuses on early drunkeness rather than on early drinking. 
Lesley Smith: alcohol marketing and drinking behaviours
Alcohol marketing is a global industry, and in many countries alcoholic drinks are amongst the most heavily advertised products. Alcohol is promoted using various strategies including television, radio and print advertisements, point of sale promotions and product placement and portrayal of alcohol consumption in the broadcast and social media. An important
question, and matter of much debate, is the extent these promotional activities influence drinking behaviour of young people. Many studies have been published which inform this debate. The focus of this presentation is the findings from a systematic review updated with recently published studies. The aim of the review was to evaluate the relationship between exposure to alcohol advertising and marketing and subsequent drinking behaviour in young people. A systematic review of cohort (longitudinal) studies was conducted according to published guidelines. To date 16 ongitudinal studies have reported on the association between a range of above and below the line advertising and/or marketing exposure strategies. The data suggest that exposure to alcohol promotion strategies at baseline is
predictive of both uptake of drinking and increased frequency of drinking in young people.
Adrian Barton: 'I don't really like the pub': Reflections on young people and pre-loading alcohol.
Recent research (Barton and Husk 2012) suggested that in the United Kingdom (UK) we are seeing a shift from the traditional ‘pub-club’ drinking pattern to a ‘home-pub-club’ pattern. In the latter model often excessive early evening drinking is occurring in the private sphere in the absence of external control, leading to problems when the drinkers enter the public sphere. Adrian discusses pre-loading as a key aspect in the drinking patterns of many of the Night Time Economy (NTE). 
David Foxcroft on programmes that impact social development in young people
Dr David Foxcroft discusses some of the latest research into alcohol education and prevention in schools, in particular the impact of programmes such as the Good Behaviour Game and the Strengthening Families Programme. 
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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.