Accessibility and suitability of residential alcohol treatment for older adults

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The National Treatment Agency (2012) stated that “residential rehabilitation is a vital and potent component of the drug and alcohol treatment system … anyone who needs it should have easy access to rehab”.  There is a strong and consistent evidence base which demonstrates the benefits of rehab (Sheffield Hallam University, 2017).  Rehabs can have residents from up to five generations.  Most other types of residential services such as care homes and inpatient mental health services are segregated by age.

Majority of residential alcohol treatment centres unfairly excluding older adults, new study warns

New research published today (20 November) shows 1three out of four residential alcohol treatment facilities (rehabs) in England are failing older adults on the basis of arbitrary age limits which prevent them from accessing specialist rehab support. The study, which is being debated at a panel discussion at the House of Lords on Tuesday, 21 […]

Vulnerable people at risk of homelessness and alcohol dependency need positive support networks in times of crisis, a new study suggests

Adverse significant life events combined with low levels of support and social isolation can increase the risk of a person becoming homeless and developing a dependence on alcohol, a new study suggests.

New research report: Problematic alcohol use among women involved in prostitution

A new study funded by an Alcohol Research UK Small Grant to Eaves gives important insights into the problematic use of alcohol among women involved in prostitution.

Stilwell virtual community – new training resource

A new training resource for alcohol services has been produced by the University of Cumbria, following a project supported by an Alcohol Research UK Small Grant and funding from the North West Strategic Health Authority.  The ‘Stilwell’ virtual community uses fictional characters and story-lines to bring health and social care practice to life.  It is designed […]