This page provides links to related to Local Authority websites and Forth Valley Services plus national links related to drug and alcohol use
- NHS Inform – Resources from the NHS on alcohol use
- Health Scotland – Publications relating to Alcohol Brief Intervention
- ISD Scotland – Information Services Division provides information, statistics and research relating specifically to alcohol use. Our target users are policy makers, professionals, researchers, employers and the wider community.
- Alcohol Focus Scotland – Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland’s national alcohol charity. Their main aims are to promote a responsible attitude to drinking in Scotland and to reduce the effects of alcohol use on all those affected by their own or another’s drinking.
- Alcohol Change UK – Alcohol Change UK is the new charity formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK. It is the national agency on alcohol use. They 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.
- Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) – SHAAP provides the authoritative medical and clinical voice on the need to reduce the impact of alcohol related harm on the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland and the evidence-based approaches to achieve this.
- Al-Anonuk – For over 50 years Al-Anon Family Groups have been helping families and friends of alcoholics worldwide.
- UK SMART Recovery – SMART (Self Management And Recovery Training) is a self-help approach based upon cognitive-behavioural principles that can be helpful to people who are trying to overcome substance use (and/or other ‘addictive’) problems.
- International Council on Alcohol and Addictions – ICAA is dedicated to prevent and reduce the harmful use and effects of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and addictive behaviours on individuals, families, communities and society.
- Down Your Drink – A six week online programme to help users reduce drinking and develop safer drinking habits. Free and confidential.
- Drinkaware – This site has been developed by the Portman Group. It gives factual information about varied aspects of alcohol use, including calculating your units and the health effects of drinking.
- Drinksafely – Website devised by medical students at Southampton University. Gives alcohol advice and information. Also has the “Drinkulator” which helps visitors calculate the level of risk involved in their alcohol consumption.
- Institute of Alcohol Studies – Website of the Institute of Alcohol Studies, an education charity which aims to increase the understanding of alcohol and of public policies necessary to reduce the problems associated with its use.
- The Portman Group – The Portman Group are a principal provider of sensible drinking advice in the UK and support the government, media, industry and consumers with research, educational materials and campaigns.
- ScotPHO – online profile tool.
- Don’t Risk It – Get information and advice on driving on Scotland’s roads from Safer Scotland & Road Safety Scotland.
- Crew – A drugs charity based in Edinburgh and we specialise in non-judgemental and relevant information, advice and support around drugs. We don’t condemn or condone drug use.
- Scottish Families Affected by Drugs – Support for families across Scotland who are affected by drug use and raising awareness of the issues affecting them.
- Know the Score – As Scotland’s definitive drugs information gateway, this portal web site provides you with the facts on drugs in Scotland, whether you’re a young person, a parent/relative, friend, carer or a community group.
- Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) – the national non-government drugs policy and information agency working in partnership with others to co-ordinate effective responses to drug use in Scotland.
- Take-Home Naloxone – SDF page raising the awareness and profile of the use of take-home naloxone as a mechanism for reducing drug-related death, and to provide a forum for discussing innovation.
- DrugScope – the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs.
- ADFAM – Information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users. The website has a list of local family support services. Call 020 7928 889
- International Harm Reduction Assocation – Website for the International Harm Reduction Association, which works with local, national and international organisations to assist individuals and communities in public health advocacy, communication, best practice, education, training and research.
- Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) – The leading charity campaigning for effective tobacco control legislation in Scotland.
- NHS Inform – Stopping Smoking – This website can help you and show you How to stop. The website also offers guidance for health professionals and anyone else who wants to understand why people smoke and how to support them in quitting smoking.
Criminal Justice & Offending
- Alcohol & Offenders CJ Research Programme (Health Scotland) – A portfolio of three studies led by NHS Health Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government (2009-2011).
- Scottish Trans – Information on Transgender people’s inclusion in Alcohol and Drink Services
- It’s Everyone’s Job to Make Sure I’m Alright – Report of the Child Protection Audit and Review
- Protecting Children – A Shared Responsibility – Guidance for Health Professionals 2000
- Children (Scotland) Act 1995 – Link to on-line version of Children (Scotland) Act 1995
- Department of Health (2000) – Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
- FASD Scotland – Information on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
- The Scottish Public Health Observatory – Provides a wide range of information on alcohol for Scotland. This includes statistics, research, publications, key policy documents and practice guidelines as well as links to useful websites.
- National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome UK – Protecting children, supporting families, and educating the public about the FASD, the leading known cause of physical and mental disabilities.
- Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK – This website has been designed to raise awareness, give informed choice, provide information and support for people affected by / interested in FAS.
Mental Health Websites
- Young Minds in Scotland – Led by Barnardo’s and funded by The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- Samaritans – Contact details for Falkirk and Central Scotland.
- Choose Life – the suicide and self harm prevention programme in Scotland. Access help if you are at risk of suicide or want to support someone who is.
- Mental Health Foundation – Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
- Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) – Scotland’s leading mental health charity, works to support people who experience mental health problems, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion.
- Moodjuice – This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.