These resources give a general picture of parental substance misuse with useful reports, facts and figures

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General information, impact and reports

Estimates of alcohol dependence

PHE and the Department of Health commissioned the University of Sheffield to provide prevalence estimates of adult alcohol dependence and of the number of children living with alcohol dependent adults. These estimates of alcohol dependence (2017) have been published alongside the government policy paper ‘Improving Lives: helping workless families.' 

Information databases

Datasets which hold useful data about mortality, drug use and other relevant topics (2017).

Why invest in support for families and carers affected by drugs and alcohol?

Adfam has produced the free Family support: Why Invest? pack for family support services, commissioners, funders and decision-makers. It sets out the key arguments in favour of family support and presents a convincing case for investment at the local level (2015).

Alcohol hidden harm toolkit

The Alcohol HIdden Harm toolkit is an essential resource to support managers, commissioners and practitioners involved in designing, assessing or improving Alcohol Hidden Harm services for children and families. It enables users to identify how best they can improve the design and delivery of their AHH Services (2014).