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Postcards from Scotland




1.00 – 1.30 Registration and tea/coffee

1.30 – 1.35 Introduction from the Chair: Joy Barlow

1.35 – 2.35 Keynote speech:
The Globalisation of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit - Professor Bruce Alexander

2.35 - 3.00 Scottish culture, values and well-being: Carol Craig

3.00 – 3.20 Break

3.20 – 4.00 Post cards from Scotland: 

  1. What children and young people tell ChildLine in Scotland about harmful parental drinking (Alison Wales, NSPCC’s ChildLine Service in Scotland
  2. 'Drinking to belong' – young people's drink culture (Pete Seaman, GCPH) 
  3. The links with violence – Tales from the Violence Reduction Unit (Karyn McLuskey, Violence Reduction Unit) 
  4. Hope and recovery for those misusing drink and drugs (Kim McGinley, Includem - Member of the Independent Inquiry into Drugs and Alcohol)

4.00 – 4.45 What next? Facilitated large-group session: Professor Phil Hanlon

4.45 – 5.00 Closing comments:  Rev. John Matthews Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Drugs and Alcohol

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