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Robin Davidson on Evidenced based alcohol policy: not as simple as it sounds
Robin Davidson (Consultant Clinical Pyschologist) presents at the 2015 New Directions Conference in London on Evidenced based alcohol policy: not as simple as it sounds. 
Virginia Berridge on her book and the cultural 'parting of the ways' in response to different drugs
 Virginia Berridge on her book and the cultural 'parting of the ways' in response to different drugs
Virginia Berridge on medical professionalisation, technology, class, and opiates
 Virginia Berridge on medical professionalisation, technology, class, and opiates
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 inebriety as an Anglo-American concept
 Virginia Berridge on inebriety as an Anglo-American concept
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 social attitudes to women's use of drugs and alcohol
 Virginia Berridge on social attitudes to women's use of drugs and alcohol
Virginia Berridge on present day criminalising of women for substance use
 Virginia Berridge on present day criminalising of women for substance use
Virginia Berridge on the current blurring of conceptual boundaries between different substances
 Virginia Berridge on the current blurring of conceptual boundaries between different substances
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
Virginia Berridge on e-cigarettes as an example of how debates repeat with new types of drug use
 Virginia Berridge on e-cigarettes as an example of how debates repeat with new types of drug use
 
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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.
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