Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research
The Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research was established in February 2017 to take forward the Salvation Army (TSA) Drug and Alcohol Strategy (SDAS) through collaborative working between TSA and the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Stirling.
Within the Centre, the University of Stirling will deliver the following:
- new, interdisciplinary research on addictions and on interventions that can prevent related problems for individuals, families and communities
- research on the impact of TSA services
- research synthesis through literature reviews, practice reviews and knowledge exchange activities
- dissemination of new and synthesized research through publication, including on-line publication
- policy analysis and policy briefing to inform the work of the Salvation Army
- education through accredited university programmes
- training for front line Salvation Army workers through cascaded training, short courses, workshops and stand-alone accredited modules
We regularly host short- and long-term volunteers. If you are interested in our work and would like to gain experience in research, knowledge exchange or administration contact SACASR@stir.ac.uk.
Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) film
Members of the SACASR team were funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction to explore the applicability of the ‘Youth in Iceland Model’ (YiIM, also known as Planet Youth) to Dundee.
The YiIM is a primary prevention approach which aims to reduce rates of substance use among young people. A documentary film was produced to outline the reasons for exploring the approach.