PROJECTS AND RESEARCH
OACAS was recently awarded funding by the Women's Fund for Scotland and Awards for All Scotland to investigate women's involvement with over use of alcohol in Orkney
Two thirds of all referrals received by us as Orkney's leading alcohol agency to year ending 31 March 2015 were women. Is this because they are more likely than men to seek help through counselling? or is it because they are more deeply affected by alcohol overuse in Orkney?
We need to find out how the mother, wife, girlfriend influences everyone on Orkney in their drinking pattrerns; or how females themselves are influenced by the local (drinking) culture.
It is a big - huge - subject: just as huge as the Orkney drinking culture.
Our researcher will be reaching out to you for your views and evidence in the next few months. If you have a burning point that you must immediately pass on please email using this link alternatively, please call our researcher on 07542137018