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Professor Tim Stockwell: Moderate Alcohol Use in Older Years: A sign or cause of good health?
There is a broad scientific consensus across multiple disciplines that alcohol use in moderation confers health benefits, in particular in relation to coronary heart disease and diabetes- and it is also evident in the J shape risk relationship between drinking and all-cause mortality. Prof Tim Stockwell re-evaluates the scientific evidence for health benefits with reference to Bradford Hill criteria.
Inge Kersbergen, University of Liverpool: Visual attention to health information on alcoholic drinks containers
Inge talks about the effects of alcohol warning labels on the level of alcohol consumption. She discusses how much attention is paid to warning labels on alcoholic drink containers and how attention to a brand and health  information on alcoholic drinks containers is related to drinking behavior.
Melanie Lovatt, ScHARR: A new approach to measuring drinking cultures in Britain
Melanie is looking at drinking occasions as a new approach to measuring drinking cultures in Britain. She discusses an overall relationship between policy and culture.
Robyn Burton, Public Health England: A record-linkage study of the role of alcohol in drug-related deaths
Drug misuse is a significant cause of premature mortality in the UK. Robyn argues that alcohol is the most concomitant drug and is present in half or more of fatal overdose cases. 
Natasha Clarke, Liverpool University: Alcohol-induced risk taking on the BART mediates alcohol priming
Natasha states that hazardous drinking is associated with risk taking and alcohol priming. Hazardous use is a pattern of substance use that increases the risk of harmful consequences for the user. 
Harmony Otete, Nottingham University: Opportunities for prevention in primary healthcare setting
Harmony talks about investigating early opportunities to prevent alcohol related harm, especially alcohol cirrhosis. Alcoholic cirrosis is one of significant contributors to alcohol related deaths and hospitalisation.
Lisa Scholin, Liverpool John Moores University: Experiences of alcohol advice among parents during pregnancy
Lisa talks about the knowledge, attitudes and practice of alcohol use during pregnancy and alcohol advice in antenatal care among new parents.
Adrian Barton: 'I don't really like the pub': Reflections on young people and pre-loading alcohol.
Recent research (Barton and Husk 2012) suggested that in the United Kingdom (UK) we are seeing a shift from the traditional ‘pub-club’ drinking pattern to a ‘home-pub-club’ pattern. In the latter model often excessive early evening drinking is occurring in the private sphere in the absence of external control, leading to problems when the drinkers enter the public sphere. Adrian discusses pre-loading as a key aspect in the drinking patterns of many of the Night Time Economy (NTE). 
Jim McCambridge on the term 'chronic relapsing disorder'
Jim McCambridge talks about the role of neuroscience in the addiction and exploring different ways of looking at addiction.
Jim McCmabridge on challenges faced by addiction treatment systems
 Jim talks about the issue of dual diagnosis on treatment systems and the need for re-designing alcohol and drug services in order to face new challenges. 
Jim McCambridge on Brief Interventions
 Jim McCambridge talks about whether brief interventions reduce consumption of alcohol. 
Jim McCambridge on Motivational Interviewing
 Jim McCampridge explains the role of motivational interviewing.
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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.