Order by - -

Criminal Justice

Toby Seddon on risk and drug policy

Toby comments on the risk based approach to policy and its range

Toby Seddon on the dominance of the crime reduction agenda

Toby suggests drug policy has to be connected with broader social policy and transformation, but that we need to understand the complexity behind how interventions like 'Touch Choices' unfold.

Toby Seddon on Public Health and Criminal Justice

Toby argues that individuals can shape what happens but only within the risk framework.

Toby Seddon on the cost - benefit of a criminal justice approach to drug policy

Toby suggests that chronologically public health and criminal justice work have and still do co-exist and that there are positive and negative consequences

Neil McKeganey on legalisation making 'a bad situation worse'

 Neil discusses our management of legal substances

David Best on drug use and a whole systems approach

David looks at the Texan model (Texas Christian University Institute of Behavioural Research) which has a hierarchical approach to measuring effectiveness. David suggests that locating all problems between the worker and the client is unhelpful.

David Best on Evidence Based Research

David talks about the differing needs and perspectives of researchers and policy makers.

Rowdy Yates on the development of practice skills in drugs services

Through his experience at Lifeline Rowdy describes the creative period that supported the expansion of drug treatment in the north west.

Susanne MacGregor on the match between Health and Criminal Justice agendas

Susanne suggests that both the health and criminal justice agenda's are driven by a desire to protect the public from 'something contagious'

David Best on Prescribing and the Plymouth Model

David describes prescribing interventions and the opportunities to support people to make changes.

David Best on Criminal Justice and Research

 David asks "...why do we focus on failure so much..."

  << first < previous
25-35 of 35 discussions
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.
Contributor documents
Related news & articles
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.