Parkes T, Carver H, Matheson C, Pauly B & Browne T (2020) Feasibility and acceptability of Managed Alcohol Programmes for people who are homeless with severe alcohol problems. University of Stirling. Stirling: University of Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/
In Scotland, rates of alcohol use and alcohol-related harm are high, with more than 1100 deaths attributable to alcohol in 2018. People who are experiencing homelessness are at a particularly high risk of alcohol use and associated harms, including experience of extreme social inequalities. Managed Alcohol Programmes (MAPs) are a harm reduction approach specifically for people experiencing homelessness, providing alcohol in measured, regular doses throughout the day, as well as a range of other supports including health and housing. This briefing paper summarise a study which aimed to scope the feasibility and acceptability of MAPs in Scotland.
Alcoholism; homelessness; addiction; alcohol-related harm