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Antony Moss: Questions & Answers
Antony Moss holds a Question & Answer session following his presentation on Supression and Repressive coping: The unhelpful effects of avoidance strategies in addictive behaviours at the New Directions 2015 Conference 
Don Lavoie and Colin Drummond: Questions & Answers
Don Lavoie and Colin Drummond hold a questions and answers session following their presentations at the 2015 New Directions conference.  
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. 
Dora Duka: Question & Answer session on her Brain mechanisms of behavioural changes promoting relapse in alcohol individuals
 Dora Duke holds a Question and Answer session following her presentation at the New Directions 2015 conference on 'Brain mechanisms of behavioural changes promoting relapse in alcohol dependent individuals'. 
Dora Duka on Brain mechanisms of behavioural changes promoting relapse in alcohol dependant individuals
Dora Duke is the professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex is presenting on the brain mechanisms of behavioural changes which promote relapse in alcohol. 
Marc Lewis on Brain development, not brain disease: implications for empowerment in recovery
Professor Marc Lewis from the Radbound University in the Netherlands joins the 2015 New Directions conference to present 'Brain development, not brain disease: implications for empowerment in recovery'. 
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
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. 
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.
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.
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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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