Below are a selection of links for those working in the field of substance misuse; this is by no means an exhaustive list of the resource available over the web but should be a good starting point for those interested in finding out more.

Domestic Abuse and Substance Use

Guidance, which aims to establish a good practice approach and encourage services to share expertise and work jointly for the benefit of all service users, has been developed in Lanarkshire for those working with people affected by domestic abuse and substance misuse. For more information and to access the resource please click Guidance for Domestic Abuse and Alcohol and Drug Services in Lanarkshire.

The Knowledge Network

The Knowledge Network offers a wide range of resources and services to help you to FIND knowledge and also to SHARE knowledge. It supports evidence-based practice, communication and collaboration by communities, and access to e-Learning.

The Knowledge Network - Social Services is available at the same site; this highlights key resources for social services staff.

Scottish Addiction Studies On-line Library

The Scottish Addiction Studies On-line Library resource is owned and maintained by Scottish Addiction Studies who have been providing quality teaching and research in the addictions since 1984. The Library was originally intended for our own on-line students but was made generally available in 2001. Unlike many on-line libraries, this resource specialises in full-text documents, most of which are available for download.

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland have a lead role in supporting NHS boards and their staff to improve the quality of healthcare in Scotland. This is a key strategic priority in the Scottish Government’s 'Better Health, Better Care: Action Plan'

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance, sets quality standards and manages a national database to improve people’s health and prevent and treat ill health.

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is a web-based service that provides easy access to high quality clinical and non-clinical information about health and social care. NHS Evidence is accessible free without any need for registration. It is primarily aimed at professionals and practitioners working in health and social care.

Drug and alcohol Findings

Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA has demonstrated again and again in research and practice - prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Modified date: 29 May 14 


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