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Jim McCambridge on the differences between brief advice and motivational interviewing.
Jim McCambridge talks about the need for advanaced understanding of the skills needed for effective motivational interviewing and brief advice.
Jim McCambridge on the issue of lack of research on behaviour change
Jim McCambridge talks about the complexity of addiction and a need for researchers to approach the topic of multiple behaviours.
Jim McCambridge on the complexity of research in the alcohol and drug field
Jim McCambridge talks about the need of high quality data, which will make a difference and which will be later used in practice. 
Mike Ashton: 'The DoDo Bird Effect' overview - from the Editor of Drug and Alcohol Findings
Mike Ashton presents the Effectiveneness Bank database and Alcohol Matrix. He also talks about the study by Morris Chafetz, a founding director of the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Tim Leighton on Mechanism & Context Evidence from a scientific realist perspective
Tim Leighton talks about the philosphy of scientific realism and its application in social science. Tim identifies crucial problems in using evidence to inform policy recomemndations, and explains how a realistic perspective stresses the need to understand mechanisms and contexts in order to explain outcomes.
Griffith Edwards on history: The development of self help and Alcoholics Anonymous

 Griffith describes the early origins of alcoholics anonymous and the Betty Ford Center

Keith Humphreys on health, spirituality and religion
Keith Humphreys says that there is more tension in the UK than in the US about the connection of spirituality and religion to health
Keith Humphreys compares the evolution of recovery in the US and the UK
Keith explores US and UK recovery in a cultural context, exploring those cultural features, including the differences in the prescribing of methadone

Keith Humphreys on the evidence base for recovery
Keith explores the role science plays in developing policy
Keith Humphreys on recovery community centres
Keith Humphreys looks at the development of recovery community centres and possibilities for evaluating their effectiveness
Ruth Runciman DBE on UK policy and the move towards a focus on abstinence
 Ruth says recovery is 'a process' - it will be a longer process for some, and shorter for others
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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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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.
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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.