The Substance Misuse Programme aims to enhance development, coordination and dissemination of alcohol information in Scotland and is a dedicated resource to support the development and delivery of the ISD Substance Misuse program. Its remit also includes management of the Alcohol Information Scotland website.
Latest Publication -
Alcohol Information Scotland 2011 - This biennial publication presents the latest available information from a range of national data sources relating to alcohol. These include routine data sources and surveys.
There are four main sections:
- The Alcohol Market. This section reports on key aspects of the alcohol market including cost, affordability, volume sold and on and off sales.
- Alcohol Consumption. This section describes alcohol consumption levels and patterns in Scotland by gender, age, and by deprivation and income category, in adults and children.
- Alcohol and Health Harm. This section describes the scale and nature of the health impact of excessive alcohol consumption in Scotland. It includes data on alcohol-related discharges from acute and psychiatric hospitals and on alcohol-related deaths. It also reports estimated numbers of GP consultations for alcohol misuse.
- Alcohol and Social Harm. This section reports on the public perception of alcohol as a problem in Scottish society as well as offences related to alcohol such as drunkenness. It also includes detailed information relating to road traffic accidents and breath testing, alcohol use in the prison population and survey data on alcohol-related violent crime.
This was published on 22nd February 2011 and is available at
Previous publications can be found at
Links to other alcohol related websites can be found at