Drug and Alcohol Star

Drug and Alcohol Star Update

The Drug & Alcohol Star was implemented in all services in July 2012. 

What is the Drug and Alcohol Star?

The Drug and Alcohol Star is a version of the Outcomes Star, a family of tools for supporting and measuring change when working with people.

It’s an outcomes tool that enables organisation to measure and summarise change across a range of services and people with different needs.  It is also a keywork tool that can support service users to make changes by providing them with a map of the journey of change and a way of plotting their progress along the way.

The original version of the Outcomes Star was developed for the homelessness sector and tailored versions are now available for a wide range of client groups including people with a mental health condition, people receiving support with work and learning, teenagers and vulnerable families.

The Drug and Alcohol Star focuses on then core areas that have been found to be critical in supporting people to progress towards and maintain a life free from drug misuse and problem drinking.

  1. Drug Use
  2. Alcohol Use
  3. Physical Health
  4. Meaningful Use of Time
  5. Community
  6. Emotional Health
  7. Accommodation
  8. Money
  9. Offending
  10. Family and Relationships

Triangle – the people behind the Outcomes Star

The Outcomes Star was developed and is supported by Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise, which is led by Triangle directors Joy MacKeith and Sara Burns and supported by a core team of 14 associates, trainers and other professionals.

Triangle was founded in 2003 to enable value-driven organisations to “count what really counts” in their work. Find out more about the ideas and values underpinning Triangle’s work.

How Moray is Currently Fairing?

    • During quarter 1 of 2014/15 14 people were reviewed as having 2 or more Alcohol and Drug Outcomes Stars.
    • Community was the area where most service users had made progress during quarter 1; this is the same as in quarter 1 of 2013/14.
    • 28.6% of clients reviewed had made progress with their alcohol use while 28.6% did not require any help with their alcohol use.
    • 14.3% had made progress with their drug use during quarter 1 of 2014/15 while 50% did not require any help with Drug misuse. 
    • The area in which service user reported the largest decline was in Family and Relationships, with 42.9% of service users reporting a decline in this area of their life.  This too is very similar to quarter 1 of 2013/14.
    • Perhaps unsurprising Offending was the area in which the highest number of service users reported needing no help.

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