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Scottish Drugs Forum

Web Address: http://www.sdf.org.uk/

Policy and information agency coordinating action on drug issues in Scotland.  Also host a new online training platform to support those who work in substance use and related fields.

Sick Doctors Trust

Organisation: Sick Doctors Trust
Web Address: http://sick-doctors-trust.co.uk/

Provides help, advice and early intervention and treatment for doctors suffering from addiction to alcohol or other drugs.


Organisation: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Web Address: http://smokefreebrain.eu/

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.


Organisation: Soberistas
Web Address: http://soberistas.com/

Soberistas is a social network  that supports and helps women with alcohol problems. Link to presentation given at the SSA Symposium 2015

Stars National Initiative

Organisation: The Children's Society
Web Address: http://www.starsnationalinitiative.org.uk/

The Children's Society's Stars National Initiative is a hub of information, guidance and resources on parental drug and alcohol misuse, and the impact it has upon children and families.

Statistical bulletin: Adult Drinking Habits in Great Britain, 2013

Organisation: Office for National Statistics
Web Address: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ghs/opinions-and-lifestyle-survey/adult-drinking-habits-in-great-britain--2013/stb-drinking-2013.html#tab-Summary

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

Substance Misuse Management Good Practice

Organisation: Substance Misuse Management Good Practice
Web Address: http://www.smmgp.org.uk/

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

Organisation: Alcohol and Drug Institute, University of Washington
Web Address: http://lib.adai.washington.edu/instruments/

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)

Web Address: http://www.apsad.org.au/

APSAD is a multidisciplinary organisation for professionals working in the alcohol and drugs sector.

The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS)

Web Address: http://www.basisonline.org/about_the_basis.html

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

Organisation: The Loop
Web Address: https://wearetheloop.org/

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.

The Mental Elf

Organisation: Minervation
Web Address: https://www.nationalelfservice.net/about-general/

Articles written by mental health experts, regularly updated, that provides summaries of  evidence-based publications relevant to mental health practice in the UK and further afield.

The Mix

Organisation: Youthnet
Web Address: http://www.themix.org.uk/

An online resource aimed at 16- to 25-year-olds in the UK. Run by YouthNET, it provides non-judgmental support and information on everything from exam stress to drugs.

The Scottish Public Health Observatory

Web Address: http://www.scotpho.org.uk/behaviour/drugs/introduction

Information, statistics and research on alcohol, tobacco, drug and gambling in Scotland. Aimed at policy makers, professionals, researchers, employers and the wider community.


Organisation: Transform
Web Address: http://www.tdpf.org.uk/

A charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally.

UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies.

Organisation: UKCTAS
Web Address: http://ukctas.net/#info

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.

UK E-Cigarette Research Forum

Organisation: Cancer Research UK
Web Address: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/we-develop-policy/our-policy-on-tobacco-control-and-cancer/uk-e-cigarette-research-forum?_ga=1.223690267.1870965471.1479897786#UKECRF0

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.

UK Focal Point on Drugs

Organisation: Public Health England
Web Address: http://www.nta.nhs.uk/focalpoint.aspx

Published annually the reports describe the UK drug situation providing an extensive range of data about drug misuse.