This guide is aimed at parents, guardians and others who care for children. It can help them to understand the risks related to alcohol and drug use in teenagers. It offers you practical advice on how to tackle issues that may arise. It also gives…
Parents, Pints & Pills: Booklet for young people who live with someone with a drug or alcohol problem
A booklet designed by young carers for young people who live with someone with a drug or alcohol problem. CONTENTS: Introduction Welcome What is substance misuse? Why do people start to use? Signs that someone needs help to stop Drugs and alcohol Cannabis Heroin Alcohol Mixing…
Talking To Kids About Alcohol: A guide for parents and carers
This booklet gives tips and guidance for parents and carers to approach the issue of drinking with their children, teenagers or young adults. Talking about it early on will help their child to understand alcohol and its effects, and make sensible choices about drinking in…
Parenting Positively – Helping teenagers to cope with A Parent’s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use
This booklet is for parents of teenagers who are affected by a parent’s drug or alcohol use. It is also for any other adult who is concerned about a teenager such as a grandparent, guardian or friend. This booklet will help parents understand how their child…
Help me understand: A booklet to help children, young people and workers talk about an adult’s alcohol and drug treatment
This booklet is aimed at children and young people aged 10–14. It is intended for use with children and young people whose parent or carer is in treatment and is based on messages from other children and young people who are affected by an adult’s…
You are not on your own: A booklet to help children and adults talk about a parent’s drinking
The booklet is aimed at children aged 8–12, but can be adapted to suit the child you are working with. It is designed to help you have a conversation with a child where there is an adult in their life drinking too much. You might be using…
The Cycle of Change
A social worker can use this handout to help their service user understand the cycle of change, assess which stage they are in and help them plan how to facilitate progress.
The Alcohol Scale
The primary concern of this questionnaire is not the amount of alcohol consumed, but how it impacts on the individual and, more particularly, on their role as a parent. This questionnaire has been found to be effective in detecting individuals with alcohol disorders and those…
Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA)
Used to assess the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA), is a ten item scale questionnaire.
Drugs: Shatter the Myths brochure for adolescents
Easy to read brochure with many pictures introducing some of the common myths about drugs.
You and Substance Use Workbook – Stuff to think about… and Ways to Make Changes
This is a workbook with activities to help a service user think about their own substance use. The worksheets include information and activities about identifying risks and harm of substance misuse, increasing motivation to change and providing various tips and tools for coping strategies.
Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ)
Used where alcohol dependence has been identified, the SADQ is a short, self-administered, 20-item questionnaire designed by the World Health Organisation to measure severity of dependence on alcohol.
Drugs & Alcohol Workbook
Excellent workbook enabling practitioners to assist their service user to understand their addiction cycle, introduce tools which can be used during their recovery and teach them various coping strategies for life. Click here to view/download CONTENTS: Introduction How to use this workbook Introduction to substance use…
AUDIT: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test & Guidelines
Used to identify whether there is a problem with alcohol dependency, the AUDIT is a simple questionnaire method developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) assessing alcohol consumption, drinking behaviours, and alcohol-related problems.
Alcohol Use Questionnaire
The Alcohol Use Questionnaire recommended by the Department of Health has been found to be effective in detecting adults with alcohol disorders and those with hazardous drinking.
CRAFFT Substance-related risks and problems Screening Questionnaire for Adolescents
The CRAFFT Screening Test is a short clinical assessment tool designed to screen for substance-related risks and problems in adolescents. CRAFFT stands for the key words of the 6 items in the second section of the assessment – CRAFFT = Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends,…