I agree with the suggestion made by Jennie Biggs. Social contexts of alcohol use and problem use and the cultural
aspects of alcohol use are important. Perhaps as important is thinking about effecting change in these areas - not
easy. A lot of effort has gone into looking at changing individuals and more thought needs to be given to changing
structures, institutions and communities. As a suggestion for a speaker, you have Dr. Martin Plant on your
doorstep in Edinburgh.
Jennie Biggs wrote:
> I suggest we have someone who can look at the cultural perspective asthat is the biggest thing to move, Jennie
> >>> Janice thomson <[log in to unmask]> 11/23 3:41 pm
> PLAN FOR ACTION ON ALCOHOL PROBLEMS CONFERENCE
> TO BE HELD AT HAMPDEN PARK GLASGOW
> ON Monday 18TH MARCH 2002
> Dear Colleagues
> The Scottish Executive is to publish a Plan for Action on Alcohol
> Problems by the end of 2001. Alcohol Focus Scotland, The Association
> of Alcohol Misuse Co - ordinating Commitees and the Scottish Executive
> are organising a national conference to be held in March at Hampden
> Stadium. The aim of the conference is to bring together those who have
> a role in delivering the plan in Scotland.
> The conference planning team are currently working up the programme
> for the day and we are drawing up a list of possible key note
> speakers. I thought I would ask you for your help/suggestions...... we
> presently have a draft programme and are looking now for one key
> speaker from the alcohol field (British). I'm seeking your
> views/suggestions for a possible speaker..... ?
> If you need any further info re this please don't hesitate to contact
> Your suggestions would be much appreciated.
> many thanks
> Janice Thomson
> Alcohol Development Officer
> Argyll and Clyde Alcohol and Drug Action Team
> Tel: 0141 842 7390
> Fax: 0141 848 0165
> Mobile: 07947561534