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Below is a list of all 10 collections – customised searches automatically updated as documents are added to the Effectiveness Bank, plus brief introductory text. Collections offer site users ready-made searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. Starting with the most recently added or updated collections, the list shows in orange the type of entry, year the original document was published (or if one of our own documents, the year last updated), and the type of file you will download when you click on the title. In blue is the document’s title followed by a brief description.

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COLLECTION 2018 HTM file
Focus on women

How do women’s substance use problems, needs and outcomes differ from those of men? Marking International Women’s Day 2018, this collection search mainly retrieves treatment research but includes some prevention analyses.

COLLECTION 2018 HTM file
Drugs: the complete collection

Lists all Effectiveness Bank analyses to date of documents related to use and problem use of illegal drugs.

COLLECTION 2017 HTM file
Alcohol and families

Constructed for Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 on the theme of ‘Alcohol and Families’, this collection includes both major roles for the families of problem drinkers – as recipients of support and therapy to promote their own welfare, and as therapeutic agents engaged in promoting the drinker’s welfare.

COLLECTION 2017 HTM file
Couples therapies

Entries on one of only two types of therapies recommended for alcohol and/or drug users by NICE, the UK’s official health intervention advisers. Best known of these in the substance use sector focuses on a daily ritual in which the couple reaffirm and reinforce the user’s intention to stay drug-free/sober.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
The common core of therapy

Lists entries relating to ‘Dodo bird’ findings that all bona fide therapies tend to have similar effects. Across mental health and behavioural problems, such findings have turned attention to the ‘common factors’ shared by therapies rather than how they differ.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
The Old Gold archive

Archive of entries analysing seminal studies of lasting significance from the past.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
Latest alcohol analyses

Features the ten most recently added/updated alcohol-related Effectiveness Bank analyses compiled for our supporter and partner Alcohol Research UK.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
Alcohol: the complete collection

Compiled for our supporter and partner Alcohol Research UK, lists all Effectiveness Bank analyses to date of documents related to alcohol.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
The Druglink archive

Lists articles specially written by Drug and Alcohol Findings for DrugScope’s Druglink magazine.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
The Addiction archive

Complete list of Effectiveness Bank analyses of articles in the journal Addiction published by our partner the Society for the Study of Addiction.