The impact of alcohol in Greater Manchester – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report identifies available alcohol intelligence from across Greater Manchester. The data are separated into six categories: ccnsumption, health related impacts of alcohol, crime, young people, and examples of interventions to tackle excessive alcohol consumption.

UK Drug Situation: 2010 Edition UK Focal Point on Drugs: Annual Report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – Department of Health

Annual report to the European monitoring centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

A review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of alcohol and sex and relationship education for all children and young people aged 5-19 years in community settings – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This review sought to identify effective and cost-effective interventions and programmes that addressed health literacy and personal skills in relation to alcohol use and sexual health in community-based settings, including parent-targeted and family-based approaches.

Injuries and Violence: local authority indicators for the North West – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report brings together a range of data sources available at a local authority (LA) level to explore the extent of injury and violence across the North West. It is an accompaniment to the recent series of eleven pocket booklets

The economic and social costs of alcohol-related harm in Leeds 2008-09 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Identifying the costs of alcohol-related harm is essential in informing decision-making across government and multi-agency partners regarding alcohol policy, investment in and commissioning of alcohol interventions at a regional and local level, and at an individual level, influencing lifestyle behaviour.

Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance – Home Office

This guidance outlines what county lines (and associated criminal exploitation) is, signs to look for in potential victims, and what to do about it. It does not provide information about the entirety of the county lines issue.  The document is a

At the Sharp End: A Pilot Investigation into the Health of Older Injecting Drug Users in Wirral – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

In Cheshire and Merseyside, people aged 40 or over made up only 10% of the population in drug addiction services in 1998 compared to 23% in 2004/05 (Beynon et al., 2007). Monitoring of drug treatment now occurs on a national

Merseyside Custody Suite Time of Testing Report (October 2010 – March 2011) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Drug Interventions Programme’s (DIP) main objective is to identify and engage with drug users in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services. In line with research evidence it is assumed that if this

A Summary of the Health Harms of Drugs – Department of Health

Commissioned by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and the Department of Health, this report provides a summary for healthcare professionals of the harms to health arising from licit and illicit substance use.

European drug prevention quality standards: A manual for prevention professionals – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

This manual presents quality standards for drug prevention work in the European Union (EU). Topics include needs and resource assessment, programme planning, intervention design, resource management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, dissemination, sustainability, stakeholder involvement, staff development, and ethics. Considerations regarding

Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Merseyside (September 2010 – June 2011) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Drug Interventions Programme’s (DIP) main objective is to identify and engage with drug users in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services. In line with research evidence it is assumed that if this

The Impact of Alcohol in Greater Manchester: Biannual report number 9 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

As part of continued efforts to understand and monitor the alcohol situation in Greater Manchester, the Greater Manchester Alcohol Strategy Group is committed to improving data collection on alcohol consumption and related harms. In 2008, the Group commissioned the Centre

UK Drug Situation:2011 Edition UK Focal Point on Drugs: Annual Report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – Department of Health

Annual report to the European monitoring centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

Changes in young people’s alcohol consumption and related violence, sex and memory loss: 2009 – 2011 North West of England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report compares data from the 2009 and 2011 Trading Standards surveys of 15-16 year olds in the North West of England to explore changes in risky drinking behaviour since the publication of the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on the

A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Hepatitis B and C virus infections represent a major public health problem. In England, and elsewhere in the UK, injecting drug use is the major risk factor for acquiring hepatitis C infection. Injecting drug use is also a risk factor for hepatitis

A practice survey of activities and interventions that aim to raise awareness among, and/or engage with, groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Despite the publication of the Hepatitis C Action Plan for England in 2004, there is evidence of  considerable variation in hepatitis C testing, treatment, care and support services available in England. In addition, little is known about the provision and

A systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The evidence identified for this review suggests that people from high risk groups may hold concepts of illness and disease that differ from biomedical understandings. Consequently people from high risk groups may have an incomplete or confused understanding of the

Merseyside DIP OCU Report (April 2007 – March 2011) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Drug Interventions Programme’s (DIP) main objective is to identify and engage with drug users in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services. In line with research evidence it is assumed that if this

Human Enhancement Drugs: The Emerging Challenges to Public Health – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Public health faces a new kind of drug problem with the growing prevalence of so-called ‘enhancement drugs’ that have the potential to improve human attributes and abilities. The widespread availability of such drugs has generated a new and growing audience

Substance Use among 15-16 year olds in the UK: Key findings from the 2011 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The European Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) is conducted every four years and collects comparable data on trends in substance use among 15-16 year old school pupils across Europe. It is a high quality survey and provides important