An Update from the DAWF Team…

Hello DAWF supporters! We (Sarah, Sharon and Joyce) want to say sorry for the lack of communication since the conference. We have all been getting on with our own workloads (Viva, teaching, writing up, data collecting, job hunting, working) and have had to pause all DAWF related activity as a result. We finally got theContinue reading “An Update from the DAWF Team…”

Guest Post: Women, Alcohol, and Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland

In May 2018, Scotland became the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing.  Alcohol cannot now be sold for less than 50 pence per unit, meaning that a 700ml bottle of vodka now costs at least £13.13 and a 3 litre bottle of strong white cider now costs at least £11.25.  TheContinue reading “Guest Post: Women, Alcohol, and Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland”

Guest Post: End of Life Care for People with Alcohol and Drug Problems

For the past two years, a team of us at Manchester Metropolitan University have been researching end of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems with funding from the Big Lottery Fund. This scoping study has examined the good practice and challenges experienced by health and social care practitioners, service users andContinue reading “Guest Post: End of Life Care for People with Alcohol and Drug Problems”

Guest Post: Women and substance use – the links with violence and abuse

Addiction among women and girls is often inextricably linked to experiences of violence and abuse. When appropriate support is not easily available, women living with trauma use drugs and alcohol to cope. Using data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, Agenda’s Hidden Hurt research shows that the greater the severity and frequency of the abuse,Continue reading “Guest Post: Women and substance use – the links with violence and abuse”

Guest Post: Helping women recover from drug and alcohol addiction – can food play a part?

This is the third in a series of guest posts. If you would be interested in contributing, please get in touch! Abuse, exploitation, mental health issues… there are many and varied reasons why people might become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Equally, there are many and varied methods that could aid someone in their recoveryContinue reading “Guest Post: Helping women recover from drug and alcohol addiction – can food play a part?”