DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms - to individuals, families and communities. We provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate - particularly in the media - and speak for our member organisations working on the ground. The site has a great search facility for dual diagnosis information
Lifeline has a track record of engaging and working alongside the hardest to reach. Our collaborative working with service users, communities and professionals has achieved health, social and economic outcomes with drug use. Service user involvement is central to our work and Lifeline values the expertise that people directly affected by substance use bring to the design, development and evaluation of services, and to their integration into communities and localitiesrs including offenders, women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, refugee and asylum seekers, sex workers and the homeless.
Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. How can we help you?
Our aim is to make a practical and positive difference by providing hope and empowerment through effective services, information and support to all those who need us. People who use our services and their carers are at the heart of our vision and we believe that all those who experience severe mental illness are entitled to be treated with respect and as equal citizens.
Drugs and alcohol not only affect the person with the problem. The consequences affect everyone, whether it’s through someone you know, a friend, parent or child, where you work, or the community you live in.
Because substance misuse affects so many different people, Addaction’s work breaks down into key areas including, working with adults, young people and families.
HIT delivers effective interventions on drugs, community safety and other public health concerns.
We produce publications, run mass media campaigns, deliver training, organise conferences and provide consultancy to individuals, community groups, health and social care and criminal justice agencies locally, nationally and at an international level.
Alcohol Learning Centre (ALC)
Is an on-line one-stop-shop which collates, co-ordinates and disseminates learning and promising practice from across the NHS and the Third Sector. It contains alcohol specific policy documents, guidance and tools and provides training resources to support frontline practitioners and commissioners
A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of
getting hooked, health risks and UK law. Includes information on peer pressure, how to get help and free leaflets
Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. Who work to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase
the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. They provide information and encourage debate on the wide range of public policy issues affected by alcohol; including public health, housing, children and families, crime and licensing. They support specialist and
non-specialist service providers helping to tackle alcohol problems at a local level, whilst also working to influence national alcohol policy. www.alcoholconcern.org
Alcohol Information Fact Sheet from the Royal College of Psychiatrists put in effects of MH section call it alcohol and depression www.rcpsych.ac.uk/alcoholdepression
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health. We want there to be a greater understanding of the interaction between mental and physical health and the social and cultural context in which people live. We are at the forefront in setting and achieving the highest standards through education, training and research. We lead the way in developing excellence and promoting best practice in mental health services. We promote research and publish the results in our world-class psychiatric journals.
alcohol our favourite drug www.rcpsych.ac.uk/alcoholourfavoritedrug
alcohol and older people www.rcpsych.ac.uk/alcoholandolderpeople
Dual Diagnosis Australia
Dual Diagnosis Australia & New Zealand is a resource repository created to contribute to better outcomes for persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders
The North and North West England (Leeds) dual diagnosis project aims to improve access to treatment and outcomes for people who experience co-existing drug / alcohol use and mental health disorders. It is a multi-agency network developed to ensure that services that come into contact with this client group are readily able to assess, engage and to co-ordinate care effectively.
The Rugby Football League is supporting a groundbreaking campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues and have designated Round 27 of the 2011 Engage Super League season as the State of Mind Round.
State of Mind is a partnership between the State of Mind programme board, Engage Super League clubs, the NHS and charitable organisations and aims to raise awareness of mental health issues within Rugby League.
Drugscience.org.uk offers impartial objective information on drugs and drug harms to the public, to educators and to academics
The campaign against living miserably (CALM) was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support. Men are three times more at risk of suicide than young women – in 2010 75% of suicides were men