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Laura Mahon: The Implications for Scottish Policy
This presentation is a part of 'Going it alone'- Will Independence change Scotland's relationship with Alcohol?
Laura Mahon discusses the implications for Scottish Alcohol Policy in case Scotland becomes independent. She particularly looks at licensing.
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?
Professor Robin Room: Thinking about the interplay between drinking cultures and drinking policies
Prof Robin Room presents data on the volume of drinking  and how it matters for health of the drinker. He also discusses negative and positive perceptions on drinking behaviours within cultures.
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.
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.
Professor Ray Hodgson: Alcohol Research: Through its Life Course
Ray Hodgson talks about biographical details of his career and about evidence based opinions he now holds. In his presentation he covers topics:
- The priming effect of alcohol
- The dodo bird phenomenon
- Pricing of alcohol
- School-based interventions
Professor Robin Room: Wet and Dry Generations: What happens with social change in drinking
Prof Robin Room talks about Anglo-Saxon pattern of drinking and what factors influence its change. 
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.