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Sarah Galvani on social work and older people
Sarah Galvani discusses her work she is carrying out on Older People. 
Mike Ward: Recovery Partnership - Review of Alcohol Services & Blue Light Project
Mike Ward (Senior Consultant) from Alcohol Concern UK brings his presentation 'Recovery Partnership - Review of Alcohol Services & Blue Light Project' to the 2015 New Directions Conference in London. 
Virginia Berridge on the history of drug control, Rolleston and the 'British System'
 Virginia Berridge on the history of drug control, Rolleston and the 'British System'
Virginia Berridge on tobacco pre and post WW2, public health and smokers as voters
Professor Berridge discusses the responses of doctors and politicians to emerging evidence on the health harms of tobacco
Virginia Berridge on the concepts of addiction and dependence across different drug types
 The concepts of addiction, addict and dependence are explored as they rleate to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Dr Wulf Livingston, James Morris, Andy Perkins, Prof Niamh Fitzgerald: ABI's: the Known Unknowns and do they matter?
This presentation was part of 'Pint of Heavy and a Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research Focus.
When is a Brief Intervention not a Brief Intervention? What is an Alcohol Brief Intervention? Those questions are answered in this talk by Prof Niamh Fitzgerald.
Andrew McAuley: Modelling the impact of the national ABI programme in Scotland
This presentation was a part of  'Pint of Heavy and Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research focus.
Andrew talks about impacts of alcohol brief interventions in Scotland. He gives an overview of the programme and its impacts.
Dr Christine Goodall: The scar on the face of Scotland
This is the part of 'Pint of Heaby and a Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research Focus.
Dr Christine Goodall tries to emphasize the importance of alcohol issues in dentistry. She discusses interventions for alcohol and violence in maxillofacial surgery and dentistry.

Dr Simon Shepherd and Prof Graham Ogden: Development of alcohol advice in dental primary care
This presentation is part of 'Pint of Heavy and a Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research Focus.
Dr Simon Shepherd discusses alcohol brief interventions in dentistry and how this practice has developed.
Dr Steve Baguley: Texting or Talking? Which works better to reduce hazardous drinking by sexual health clinic attendees?
This presentation is part of 'Pint of Heavy and a Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research Focus.
Comparing texting or talking delivered ABIs in sexual health clinics.
Which works better to reduce hazardous drinking by sexual health clinic attendees?
Dr Jonathan Ling: Everyday Drinking: The meaning of alcohol for working age home drinkers
Public health policies focus on young people, binge drinikng, problematic drinkers and the socially visible consequences. Dr Jonathan Ling in his research looks at middle aged people. He states that middle aged drinkers misuse alcohol more frequently.
Dr Sarah Wadd: Tackling Alcohol Misuse in Older Adults: A public health approach
Dr Sarah Wadd talks about alcohol misuse among people aged 65 and older. She argues that there is an increase of alcohol related harm with that group of age. She also dicusses the importnace of alcohol prevention for older people. 
 
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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.

For more details on FEAD see here >>

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.
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