Reports and briefings

Challenge of change: Improving services for women involved in prostitution and substance use (2013) (PDF)
A joint project between DrugScope and AVA (Against Violence and Abuse), funded by the Pilgrim Trust, the Challenge of Change research study focused on policy and practice to address the drug and alcohol treatment needs of women involved in street-based prostitution. Through a wide-ranging study – including an evidence review, interviews with women with a history of substance use problems and prostitution, an online survey of services and observational site visits – the report sought to provide a platform for the further development of services to meet the needs of this particularly marginalised group.

Challenge of change: full research report (2013) (PDF)

Challenge of change: rapid evidence assessment (PDF)

Using Women (2005) (PDF) – This DrugScope report on women with substance misuse problems in prisons was part of a two-year project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. It contributed to a growing awareness of issues for women prisoners and has influenced policy.

LDAN domestic violence project

LDAN was funded by London Councils to deliver a four-year Domestic Violence project with a focus on the development of a cross-sectoral network and the regular hosting of peer support meetings. The project, which ran from October 2009-March 2013, supported organisations to achieve an overall reduction in the impact and occurrence of domestic violence, abuse and repeat victimisation. The project worked with agencies who deliver services to survivors as well as perpetrators of domestic violence.

Making the connection: Developing integrated approaches to domestic violence and substance misuse (2013) (PDF)
The final report of DrugScope/LDAN’s Domestic Violence project provides facts and figures relating to domestic violence and substance misuse, gives an overview of the current policy context, and summarises the key learning from the project. It also provides a list of helpful contacts and resources.

Risk management: what it means for the domestic violence and the substance misuse sectors (2010) (PDF)

Consultation responses

DrugScope response to Home Office consultation on tackling violence against women and girls (2009) (PDF)