Young People and Cannabis use in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study investigated cannabis use in young people recruited from Liverpool City Centre aged between 16-25 years and who were not in contact with treatment services. The research aimed to identify patterns of young people’s cannabis use and to investigate

Risky drinking in North West school children and its consequences: A study of fifteen and sixteen year olds – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A study of 9,833 15-16 year old school children in the North West, examining relationships between risky drinking behaviours (binge drinking, frequent drinking, drinking in public places) and demographics, income, leisure activities and access to alcohol. Negative consequences of risky

Younger drug users assessed by DIP teams in non-intensive areas; characteristics and implications for service delivery – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report examines the characteristics of clients assessed by DIP teams in 31 non-intensive D(A)AT areas across England in 2006/7. It focuses upon significant differences between clients under 25 and their older counterparts. The implications for service delivery are discussed.

NDTMS Themed Report: Does the North West of England have an ageing drug treatment population? – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The report provides information on the number of people aged 45 and over in contact with treatment by D(A)AT of residence, along with their demographic profile, the referral source into treatment and the type of intervention entered in comparison to

2007 National Report (2006 data) To The EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: United Kingdom: New Developments, Trends and In-depth Information on Selected Issues – Department of Health

The United Kingdom (UK) Focal Point on Drugs is based at the Department of Health and the North West Public Health Observatory at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. It is the national partner of the European Monitoring Centre

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from

Hospital admissions for substance use and violence in Lancashire, 2001-2005 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

  A report on admissions to hospital for violence and substance use in Lancashire. The report identifies at risk groups and communities, to help inform targeted public health interventions and assesses trends in admissions over a five year period.

Merseyside DIP Demographics Report 06/07 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Outlines the characteristics of clients seen by the five Merseyside DIP teams in 06/07. Factors such as age, gender, drug use, treatment history and accommodation status are examined and implications for service delivery discussed.

DIP Attrition: An Examination of Client Characteristics – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Examines and compares the characteristics of clients exiting the DIP assessment process in Merseyside at different stages. The report provides D(A)ATs with information about how effective they are at engaging with certain client groups through the programme.

Impact of Test on Arrest: An Examiniation of Drug Testing and Drug Intevention Record data – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An examination of the changes in the characteristics of clients coming into contact with the DIP programme brought about through the change from drug testing on charge in the custody suite to drug testing on arrest (April 06).

Merseyside DIP Clients: A comparison of client characteristics for under and over 25 year olds – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A comparison of client characteristics for under and over 25 year olds – This report highlights the substantial differences in characteristics between under and over 25 year olds assessed by DIP teams in Merseyside. In particular the greater use of

Merseyside DIP Re-presentation Report April-December 2007 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Summarises the rates of re-presentation of clients to custody suite drug testing and DIP teams in Merseyside in part of 07/08. The characteristics of clients who re-present are compared to those of clients who do not.

NDTMS: Drug treatment in the North West of England 2007/08 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This publication details the results of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) in the North West of England during 2007/08. The report provides information on the number, and profile, of individuals in contact with treatment during 2007/08 to provide

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at

NDTMS Themed Report Parental Status, 2007/08 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

According to the Hidden Harm report, there are estimated to be 250,000-350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK (ACMD, 2003). Only 37% of fathers and 64% of mothers with a drug problem still have their children living with

A review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users: Final full report (revised) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Finds a paucity of evidence with regards to the optimal provision of Needle and Syringe Programme (NSPs) and it is therefore difficult to draw conclusions on ‘what works best’ within the range of harm reduction services available to Injecting Drug Users

Addressing the needs of children of substance using parents: an evaluation of Families First’s Intensive Intervention: Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

In response to Hidden Harm (ACMD, 2003), the government outlined its commitment to fund research identifying what types of services and interventions work with children of problem drug and alcohol users and their families (DfES, 2005). This evaluation of Families

UK Drug Situation: 2008 Edition UK Focal Point on Drugs: Annual Report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – Department of Health

The United Kingdom (UK) Focal Point on Drugs is based at the Department of Health and the North West Public Health Observatory at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. It is the national partner of the European Monitoring Centre

Evaluation of the the Independence Initiative 1-2-1 Detox programme pilot – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The 1-2-1 Detox is a detoxification programme provided on a supported one-to-one basis where clients undertake opiate detoxification with 24 hour support and supervision. This report evaluated the effectiveness of 1-2-1 Detox as an alternative to conventional models of detoxification