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

Understanding young people’s alcohol-related social norms in schools in Sefton: interim report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

In order to understand local social norms amongst teenagers and to effectively target a social norms campaign, Sefton Primary Care Trust (PCT) commissioned the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University to investigate prevailing attitudes and norms in local schools and

Interpersonal violence and illicit drugs – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This fact sheet explores the associations between illicit drug use interpersonal violence, the extent and impacts of drug-related violence, risk factors for victims and perpetrators, effective prevention measures and the role of public health in prevention.  

Evaluation of Phase Two of the Liverpool Peer to Peer Project: May 2009 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

It has been demonstrated that injecting drug users are initiated into injecting by their peers and that promoting health initiatives to socially marginalised groups demands creative approaches. Peer led approaches are both innovative and creative in their philosophy and practice

Indications of Public Health in the English Regions 10: Drug Use – Association of Public Health Observatories

This tenth in a series of national reports produced for the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) by the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) is on drug use. The report contains 46 different indicators of drug use relating to the individual,

NDTMS Themed Report: AACCE (non-opiate) substance use in the North West of England: The changing profile of substance users engaged in treatment and its implications for future provision – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report details the demographic profile, referral sources in, and the exit status upon leaving, of those individuals in contact with structured treatment stating non-opiate substance use, incorporating Alcohol Amphetamines, Cannabis, Cocaine and Ecstasy (AACCE). Analysis was conducted to compare

NDTMS Themed Report: Patterns of mortality amongst individuals in contact with drug treatment services in the North West of England: 5 years of data capture – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report details the causes of death of those identified, via the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS), as having died whilst in contact with structured drug treatment services in the North West of England between 2003/04-2007/08. The identification of

An evaluation of the Young Person’s Alcohol Intervention Programme in the Wirral: an interim report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Young Person’s Alcohol Intervention Programme (YPAIP) was established in Wirral to provide referrals to those arrested or stopped by police for an alcohol-related offence to a local support service for young people. This is delivered through Response (established as

Understanding young people’s alcohol-related social norms in schools in Sefton: final report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

In order to understand local social norms amongst teenagers and to effectively target a social norms campaign, Sefton Primary Care Trust (PCT) commissioned the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University to investigate prevailing attitudes and norms in local schools and

Creating a performance management framework for a minimal alcohol data set for PCTs in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report that aims to identify possible data providers from a range of agencies who are able to provide intelligence regarding the impact of alcohol in Cheshire and Merseyside in areas such as: health, crime and justice, young people, and licensing.

Lancashire: Brief Intervention Online Training Evaluation: Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report on the effectiveness of online training to deliver train the trainers training in the delivery of Brief Interventions to prevent excess alcohol consumption. In total 115 initiated the training and completed the initial assessment and a brief discussion of key

Understanding college students’ alcohol related social norms in Sefton: Drink It’s Not What You Think – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Alcohol-related harms in the North West are higher than the England average and Sefton reports high levels of alcohol-specific admission among those aged under 18 (149 per 100,000; 2005-2007), well above the regional average (122 per 100,000). Alcohol abuse by

Mephedrone: an update on current knowledge – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This briefing presents information on the substance Mephedrone (also known as: 4-MMC, ‘Meow’, ‘M-Cat’) and other related drugs. This substance has received recent media attention concerning its legality and (largely unconfirmed) speculations around its contribution to the deaths of several young people.

UK Drug Situation: 2009 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

Drug and alcohol treatment in the North West of England 2008/09 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This publication Drug and alcohol treatment in the North West of England 2008/09 details the results of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) in the North West of England during 2008/09. The NDTMS was introduced in April 2001 to

Powder Cocaine & Problematic Drug Users: A comparative study of the characteristics of DIP clients in Merseyside (April 08 – March 09) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report examines the characteristics of the DIP clients from the two drug groups who were assessed by DIP in Merseyside in 08/09. Findings are presented for Merseyside as a whole and for each D(A)AT individually.