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The National Library for Public Health
The National Library for Public Heath was re-launched in April it is a constantly developing resource and information will be updated frequently. The library provides a high quality evidence e-based information on all aspects of public health. It is designed for those working in the field of public health by providing a single source of access to web based evidence on public health. It covers topics in the Choosing health priority areas and lists the evidence on mental health, sexual health, health inequalities, children and young people, alcohol and smoking.
Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people, 2007
The NICE guidance on community-based interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people calls for anyone who works with young people to identify those who are vulnerable to drug problems and intervene at the earliest opportunity. It gives advice on stepping in and helping young people access the right support and services and outlines effective individual, family and group-based support which can improve motivation, family interaction and parenting skills.
Interventions in schools to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people, 2007
This NICE guidance on school based interventions to prevent and reduce alcohol use gives advice on incorporating alcohol education into the national science and personal, social and health education (PSHE) curricula, and helping children and young people access the right support. It also looks at how to link these interventions with community initiatives, including those run by children's services.
There are no national guidelines on what constitutes safe and sensible alcohol consumption for children and young people, so the recommendations focus on:
- encouraging children not to drink,
- delaying the age at which young people start drinking and
- reducing the harm it can cause among those who do drink.
Multi-component programmes: An approach to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm, 2007
This report reviews international experience of community-based prevention programmes to address alcohol-related harms at local level. Debate following the publication of the Alcohol harm reduction strategy for England (2004) and the implementation of the Licensing Act (2003) raised concerns about the cost of alcohol misuse to individuals and communities. A key part of national strategy is a focus on local responsibility for policy implementation and an expectation that stakeholders – local authorities, professional groups, the alcohol trade and ‘communities’-will work together to reduce the problems.
Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers
This document provides best practice
guidance for commissioning and providing interventions and treatment for adults
affected by alcohol misuse. It was developed by the National Treatment Agency
for Substance Misuse (NTA), with support from the Department of Health. MoCAM
is explicitly identified as a significant milestone towards achieving the
second aim of the Alcohol harm reduction strategy for England, ‘to better identify and treat alcohol misuse’, and is a direct commitment to the Choosing
Health white paper. It contains best practice guidance on a framework for
commissioning and providing interventions and treatment for adults affected by
Alcohol Misuse Interventions: Guidance on
developing a local programme of improvement, 2005
Building on the Alcohol Harm Reduction
Strategy for England and the white paper Choosing Health, this Department of
Health document provides further detail on the policy context and evidence of
harm to NHS aspirations, individuals, families and communities. It presents
powerful economic arguments for action and identifies practical steps to improve
screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful drinkers and
treatment for dependent drinkers. This document provides an outline of new
national tools to support local delivery of alcohol interventions.
Prevention and reduction of alcohol misuse, 2005
This briefing presents an update of the
evidence from selected systematic reviews, meta-analyses and other reviews
about the effectiveness of public health interventions to prevent and reduce
alcohol misuse. This briefing reviews all relevant systematic reviews,
syntheses, meta-analyses and review-level papers published since the first
edition (2002) and highlights ‘what works’ to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse
for all population groups. It identifies studies on the cost effectiveness of
interventions for the prevention and reduction of alcohol misuse and draws
attention to gaps in the evidence, hence providing recommendations for research
Crime reduction toolkit: Alcohol Related
This toolkit - one of a series of toolkits
put together by the Home Office - is designed to help all those involved in
crime reduction to work as effectively as possible. It brings together
information on the latest developments, research findings and promising
approaches to reducing crime and disorder problems associated with alcohol. It
includes tools for identifying problems, developing responses and monitoring
progress and highlights practical measures to make communities safer.
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