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Useful Resources


There is a wide variety of information available in regard to substance misuse and as such the list below is not exhaustive.

Here is a selection of some useful places to go for more information, though you can also contact the DALT for advice.

East Midlands Public Heath Observatory (EMPHO)
A collection of information resources on alcohol.  Includes local, national policies and data to include National Indicator 39 figures (re: alcohol-related hospital admissions / attendances).
W: http://www.empho.org.uk/Themes/alcohol/alcool1.aspx

Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)
The professional body for the substance misuse field, working to improve the standards of practice across the field.
W: http://www.fdap.org.uk/

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA)
Special health authority, established to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment in England.
W: http://www.nta.nhs.uk/

Portman Group
Supported by the UK's leading drinks producers, it is concerned with highlighting issues around social responsibility and alcohol.
W: http://www.portmangroup.org.uk/?pid=1&level=1

Drinkaware
A site with a wealth of alcohol-related advice and information
W: http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

Alcohol Policy UK
A website aimed providing up to date news and developments on issues relating to alcohol
W: http://www.alcoholpolicy.net/

Down Your Drink
A site designed to help you work out if you are drinking too much.
W: http://www.downyourdrink.org.uk

NHS Choices
Useful section on alcohol and its potential adverse effects.
W: http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Alcohol/Pages/Alcoholhome.aspx

Alcohol Concern
National agency on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.
W: http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/