Developing “Mystery Shopper” capacity for alcohol services

Small Grant

Mystery shoppers are paid to use shops and services to determine the quality of customer experience, can this be applied to an alcohol treatment system?

Investigating community gardening as a form of rehabilitation for people with alcohol misuse problems in Northern Ireland: A pilot study

Small Grant

Set out to explore the scope of eco-therapy services in Northern Ireland, with the aim of assessing the potential for a larger research project assessing eco-therapy for people with alcohol problems.

Why do individuals delay accessing treatment for alcohol concerns? A pilot study

Small Grant

This pilot was undertaken by Gloucestershire Community Research Unit, where local figures highlight that alcohol users take an average of twelve years longer to access treatment from their first use of alcohol versus drug users. This suggests that problem alcohol users experience a set of treatment barriers that are specific to alcohol use. Research exploring the treatment pathway for alcohol users has recognised that multiple factors are at play, including social influence, personal attitudes, psychological influences and treatment-specific factors.