A Scotland wide survey on smoking, drinking and drug use. It is conducted on a biennial basis, targeting secondary school pupils in local authority and independent schools with reports published regularly.
SmokeFreeBrain aims to address the effectiveness of a multi-level variety of interventions aiming at smoking cessation in high risk target groups within High Middle Income Countries (HMIC) such as unemployed young adults, COPD and asthma patients, as well as within the general population in Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC). The project (pan European) addresses existing approaches aiming to prevent lung diseases caused by tobacco while at the same time it develops new treatments and analyzes their contextual adaptability to the local and global health care system.
Figures from the Office National Statistics show that between 2005 and 2013 there was a small but gradual increase, from 19% to 21%, in the proportion of adults who said that they do not drink alcohol at all (teetotallers), with a fall also in binge drinking
SMMGP is a membership organisation. It aims to encourage the highest standards of practice in the treatment of problematic use of alcohol and drugs. It acts as the voice of its members regarding the latest developments in the field and provide education and training, through e-learning, events, webinars and an annual conference.
Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database
This database, produced by the library of the Alcohol and Drug Institute, University of Washington, is intended to help clinicians and researchers find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders.
The Australian Professional Society on Alcohol & Other Drugs (APSAD)
BASIS is a product of the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital that provides information related to addiction and to the latest scientific developments and resources in the field.
The Loop, a not for profit Community Interest Company, provides drug safety testing, welfare and harm reduction services at nightclubs, festivals and other leisure events.Staff training on drugs awareness, in-house welfare service delivery, the prevention of drug related harm at events, and the delivery of ethical ‘front of house’ drug safety testing services is available.
Reviews the evidence on the role of smoking in the progressive decline of the body’s major systems including the respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, cognitive function, oral health and vision.
UKCTAS is a network of 13 universities (12 in the UK, one in New Zealand) funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. Conducting research, teaching and policy work into tobacco and alcohol. Its main aim is to carry out research and policy work in national and global tobacco control and develop programmes of work on preventing harmful use of alcohol. Publishes evidence based reports on smoking and alcohol.
The UK E-Cigarette Research Forum (UKECRF) is an initiative developed by Cancer Research UK in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS). The Forum brings together policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and the NGO community to discuss the emerging evidence and knowledge gaps about e-cigarettes. The group also seeks to identify research priorities, generate ideas for new research projects and enhance collaboration between forum participants.