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MacDiarmid, Jackie (2020) Rural matters. Understanding alcohol use in rural Scotland: findings from a qualitative research study. Edinburgh: Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems.

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This project aimed to learn about the cultural and social context of drinking in rural areas and barriers to accessing services in rural Scotland. A literature review was undertaken, and five community consultations and 25 semi-structured interviews were conducted with healthcare and service providers, individuals with lived experience of alcohol harm, young people and family members of people with alcohol problems. Based on evidence from this research, recommendations have been developed for research, policy and practice, in order to prevent alcohol harms and improve support


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