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Events And Seminars

Jim Orford on Beyond Excessive Appetites: A Power and Powerlessness Theory of Everything in Addiction
Jim Orford from the University of Birmingham presents at the 2015 New Directions conference in London on Beyond Excessive Appetites: A Power and Powerlessness Theory of Everything in Addiction.  
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. 
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.
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. 
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.
Clare Beeston: Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy
This presentation is part of 'Going it alone'- Will independence change Scotland's relationship with Alcohol?.
Clare explains what MESAS stands for and what was the reason for its creation. One of the tasks of MESAS was evaluation of the Scotland's Alcohol Strategy which goal is to reduce an alcohol harm in Scotland. Clare presents an ongoing reporting results and evaluation of the strategy so far.
Benjamin Hawkins: 'Whisky gloss' The alcohol industry, devolution and policy communities in Scotland
This presentation was part of 'Going it alone'- Will Independence change Scotland's relationship with Alcohol?.
Dr Benjamin Hawkins discusses the policy making process and the industry actors involved in that process. He relates to his project which focuses on the example of Scotland.


Dr Bruce Ritson: The Evolution of Scotland's Alcohol Policy
This presentation is part of 'Going it alone'- Will Independence change Scotland's relationship with Alcohol?
Dr Bruce Ritson talks about influences on Scottish policy and how far Scotland is different than England in that matter.

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 Gart Reid: Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABI's) in non-NHS settings
This presentation is part of 'Pint of Heavy and a Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research Focus.
Gart Reid talks about projects delivering ABIs in wider settings. He also discusses the scope of wider settings and the role of local Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADPs) and NHS within that subject.
Dr  John Holmes: Minimum Unit Pricing: Effective and Equitable?
This presentation is part of 'Going it alone'- Will Independence change Scotland's relationship with Alcohol?
Dr John Holmes talks about health and inequalities. He discusses if minimum unit pricing is equitable and if it is a policy which will reduce health inequalities. 
Dr Fergus Neville: Examination into the effectiveness of transdermal alcohol monitoring upon violent offending
This presentation is part of 'Pint of Heavy and a Wee Dram'- Interventions and Research Focus.
Violence is a a public health issue. Dr Fergus Neville discusses alcohol as a risk factor for violence perpetration and victimhood. In his research he uses alcohol monitors as a way of breaking the link bteween alcohol and violence.
 
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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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