Projects tagged with Drugs & Alcohol and
32 results found
Topics: Research, Social Services, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Mental Health, Quality of Life
Thousands of people each year experience some degree of TBI, which is identified by confusion or disorientation, loss of consciousness, post-traumatic amnesia and other neurological abnormalities resulting from externally inflicted trauma (to the brain, rather than an injury to the head). A formal definition can be found in the...
21 Dec 2011
with: Ministry of Health: MoH
Youth forensic services are specialist mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services for young people with mental health disorders, AOD problems and/or intellectual disabilities (under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCC&R Act)) who have offended or are alleged to...
Eating Together at Mealtimes: The role of family meals in the health and wellbeing of young people in New Zealand
10 Nov 2011
Topics: Research, Income & Wealth, Food, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Relationships, Siblings, Child Development, Disease, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Customs & Traditions
This research report aimed to summarise the literature on health and wellbeing indicators associated with the sharing of family meals, and to determine if these associations can be observed in a nationally representative population of New Zealand secondary school students. Social changes during the past few...
Topics: Literature review, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Language
In its Statement of Intent 2009-2012 the Mental Health Commission (the Commission) identified that one of its 2009/10 projects would be to develop a „DHB Recovery Report Card‟. In the first year views of services user, family and professional groups were to be incorporated into the development of a recovery report card. The card...
Topics: Research, Crime & Safety, Relationships, Policy, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Socio-economic status, Sport & Recreation, Culture, Discrimination
Discrimination is one of the biggest barriers to recovery for people with experience of mental illness or addiction. British and New Zealand research has shown that people with experience of mental illness report discrimination in all aspects of their lives, from employment and housing to discrimination from friends, family and...
Sapere Research Group was commissioned by ALAC to estimate the short-term health care cost savings from the use of alcohol brief interventions (BIs) in general practice and emergency departments (EDs). The study has two main components: a literature review of existing research; and the development of a model to estimate the...
Exposure to tobacco and smoking may influence young people's perception of smoking and how common it is to smoke. To understand whether young people see smoking as normal activity, respondents from the 2010 Youth Information Survey were asked to estimate the proportion of adults and people their age who...
The involvement of alcohol consumption in the deaths of children and young people in New Zealand during the years 2005–2007
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Child Mortality, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards
While it is commonly accepted that alcohol misuse is harmful, very little is known about the effects of alcohol on the lives of children in New Zealand, particularly those under the age of 16. This special report was commissioned to investigate the role that alcohol consumption plays in the deaths of children and young people in...
Topics: Evaluation, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Children, Youth, Quality of Life
The purpose of this report is to examine the need for mental health and addiction services among children and youth and to assess how well their needs are currently being met. Mental health problems, substance use and self-harm are common among young people. Many mental disorders begin in adolescence, and disorders are more...
A survey of off-licence premises in the North Shore City Council (NSCC) region and Hibiscus Coast (within Rodney District Council [RDC] boundaries) took place in 2009/2010. The survey attempted to include all off-licence premises in the area with the exclusion of supermarkets. The aim of the survey was to...
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