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The Ripple Effect: Alcohol and Communities Survey

The Ripple Effect report is the first ever large scale community led investigation into how alcohol affects communities in Glasgow, with community researchers recruited across the city to carry out a survey of a total of 4697 people.

The research sought to examine through direct community consultation, whether citizens of Glasgow City felt alcohol affected their community, and if so, to identify and examine these effects. Like the ripple effect created by a pebble in a pond the ‘ripple effect’ of alcohol was found to go far beyond the individual and their immediate family.

The Executive Summary, Main Report and 16 Local Area Reports are available via the links below.

This report was commissioned by the ‘GRAND (Getting Real about Alcohol N Drugs) Communities Sub-group’, a partnership which includes Glasgow Community and Safety Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow Addiction Services and local alcohol and drug forums.