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Needs Assessment: Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Services in Edinburgh City - Final Report

Citation
Dowds J, Heywood S, Fitzgerald N & Winterbottom J (2012) Needs Assessment: Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Services in Edinburgh City - Final Report. Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership. Create Consultancy.

Abstract

The aim of this needs assessment is to inform the implementation of priority 1 and 3 of the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (EADP) Children, Young People and Families Action Plan (2011) which states:

- ‘Fewer children and young people using drugs and children and young people choosing to drink alcohol start later in life and take fewer risks.'

- ‘More children and young people receive appropriate and timely support for alcohol and drug use'

To do this effectively, the needs assessment set out to fulfil the following aims: 

- Provide an understanding of local need in relation to young people and alcohol and drug use in Edinburgh. 

- Analyse best practice in alcohol and drug services for young people elsewhere in Scotland and the UK. 

- Provide recommendations for future service development.

Objectives: 

- To identify the prevalence of problem alcohol and drug use among young people in Edinburgh. 

- To map existing drug and alcohol services in Edinburgh. 

- To explore young people's perceptions of an effective alcohol and drug service. 

- To provide an overview of models of good practice in young people's alcohol and drug services elsewhere in Scotland and the UK.  

- To make recommendations regarding priorities and models for young people's alcohol and drug services in Edinburgh.

StatusPublished
AuthorsDowds Julie, Heywood Susie, Fitzgerald Niamh, Winterbottom Joanne
Number of pages96
Publication date01/2012
URLhttp://edinburghadp.co.uk/…tFinalReport.pdf
PublisherCreate Consultancy
LanguageEnglish
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