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REVIEW
Teaching in the tender years 342Kb PDF file

British review of primary school drug education concludes that long-term, intensive, interactive programmes involving parents and the wider community can have a worthwhile impact on later drug use.

STUDY
Project MATCH: unseen colossus 727Kb PDF file

Aided by the US investigators and British experts, FINDINGS analyses what was intended to be the definitive test of whether different types of alcohol dependent patients benefit from different kinds of psychosocial therapies.

STUDY
The dangers of warnings 378Kb PDF file

In the early 1970s Dutch health educators put the dominant 'scare' approach to drug education to the test and found it led to more substance use. Their seminal study caused a rethink of national policy here and in the Netherlands.

DOCUMENT
How to show treatment works 321Kb PDF file

The leader of the drug treatment commissioning advisory body for England gives his views on the data services need to provide in order to convince the commissioners that their treatments really do work.

IN PRACTICE
Are we right to spend more? 292Kb PDF file

Commissioners in London wanted to know if they were getting value for money from extending residential and day care stays for substance dependent clients. To find out they trialed the Christo Inventory, a new quick and simple monitoring tool.

GLOSSARY
First glossary of technical terms related to the evaluation of interventions 402Kb PDF file

Scientific and statistical definitions adapted to the context of drug and alcohol interventions.


Overdose causes and prevention


Investing in alcohol treatment


In treatment, manners matter


Hepatitis C and needle exchange


Wet day centres in Britain


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