Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland’s national alcohol charity working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Our long term aim is a reduction in alcohol harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

We work in partnership with key organisations such as education, health, social work, council staff, community safety, police and the voluntary sector.

As part of our work we have developed resources for working with children and young people of different ages which aim to build resilience and protective factors.

To find out more about our work visit our website

Oh Lila

Is suitable for use with children aged 3 to 5 years and is currently used in nurseries across Scotland. Oh Lila aims to:

  • Help children develop social skills.
  • Encourage children to ask for help when they are scared or worried.
  • Help children to identify trusted adults.
  • Explore emotions.

For more information about Oh Lila please visit the website


Rory is suitable for use with children aged 5 to 11 years. Rory is a flexible resource and is used in a range of settings including schools and specialist agencies. In using Rory we aim to:

  • Help children to feel less confused and guilty if they are being affected by an adult’s drinking
  • Encourage children to talk to someone they trust if they are worried about an adult’s drinking
  • Help children to feel compassion and empathy towards other children who may have a difficult home life
  • Help teachers and others working with children to have greater awareness of the impact of harmful parental drinking on children and of the support available.

A.D.A.M. (Another’s Drinking Affects Me)

 A.D.A.M. is a website for young people aged 11 to 16 years. The website has been developed in consultation with young people and practitioners from across Scotland.

A.D.A.M. aims to help young people by:

  • providing a safe space to explore how they may be affected by someone in their lives drinking.
  • Highlighting coping strategies adopted by others who have been through similar experiences.
  • Encourage young people to seek help or support. with a link to a directory of services.

Click here to visit A.D.A.M. website