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Alcohol Matrix cell D3: Organisational functioning; Medical treatment

S Alcohol clinics offer support needed for training to be effective (1986). In England specialist centres including alcohol treatment clinics offered the most favourable environments for effective training and developing a positive attitude to working with drinkers, due partly to the experience and support they provide and their prioritisation of alcohol.

K High quality primary care helps control substance use after detoxification (2007). The alcohol problems and substance use of US patients referred to primary care after detoxification was found to be related to a recognised measure of the general quality of primary care.

R Implementation strategies ([Australian] National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, 2008). Lessons from health promotion and medical care on how to improve addiction treatment practice including organisational and administrative strategies.

G Implementing change ([US] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009). How to assess an organisation's capacity to identify priorities, implement changes, evaluate progress, and sustain effective programmes, and how to actually implement these changes.

G Theory into practice strategies ([Australian] National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, 2005). Chapter on managing organisational change includes the organisational factors which impede or promote change and how to manage them.

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