Crew monitors its interactions with service users and conducts surveys into substance use and trends, also linked into national and international studies.
Evidence based practice is important to Crew. We consider ourselves to be a learning organisation in many different ways, from providing learning opportunities for staff and volunteers, to making time to reflect on our work in order to do more and better.
The following is a list of sources for such productions that we have been involved with and those that we know about and think may be of interest to visitors. Again we'd be glad to hear from users of our site on any really good sources of information that we could link to.
Crew Reports and Findings Papers
See below for a list of findings and survey results
|File Name (download)||Description|
|Chemical realities - Outreach briefing paper 2008 - 126 KB||Taking public health seriously in Scotland's nightlife, reaching out to recreational drug users.|
|The Crew Annual Review 2009 - 963 KB||A bite-sized chunk giving a flavour of the hard work, commitment, fun and achievements of all our staff, volunteers, board and partners during 2007 and 2008.|
|Evaluation of Drug Counselling - Edinburgh University - 2143 KB||Crew Drug Counselling service: evaluation study, final report, August 2008|
|ROSC Practice Guidelines - 1104 KB||Recovery Orientated Systems of Care practice guidelines from our colleagues in the USA|
|SACDM psychostimulant working group report 2007 - 133 KB||Scottish Advisory committee on Drug Misuse: psychostimulant project group report|
|The last line support services December 2008 - 73 KB||Supporting psychostimulant users to achieve change.|
|Work-life balance report December 2008 - 71 KB||Investigating the role of drug use in young people's transition from school to college and work and their ability to secure and sustain a positive destination.|
You can also visit our downloads section for more resources and publications
- Psycho-stimulant working group report SACDM 2007 report with recommendations: Chemical_Realities_Outreach_briefing_paper_2008.pdf
- Road to recovery - Scottish drugs strategy: Road_to_Recovery.pdf
Sources of information:
Scotland: Information and Statistics Division
UK: really good page for those learning or wanting to know more at Drugscope
EU: European centre for drug monitoring