Effectiveness bank home page. Opens new window Topic search results

Click blue titles to view full text in a new window
Use the selectors at the bottom to turn to the next page in the list of documents

You have found 80 document(s). Starting with our analyses of the most recently published original documents, the list shows in orange whether the original document was a study, review or some other type of document, year it was published, the type of file you will download when you click the title, and for PDFs its size. In blue is the document’s title; click to download. Below is a brief description. Remember we only list documents relevant to the effectiveness of drug or alcohol interventions in the United Kingdom.

If you have not found what you want you could:
Use your web browser’s back button to amend your original search.
Try a new search (clears your previous selection)
Instead try a free text search for documents which contain the words you specify.
Or try browsing back issues of the magazine or recent bulletins.
Documents are regularly added. Use the e-mail update service to monitor additions.
Try the information services provided by partner agencies.
Tried everything and still no luck? E-mail the Findings editor for help by clicking on this logo Ask the Findings editor for h	elp



STUDY 2011 HTM file
Community reinforcement approach (CRA) for cocaine dependence in the Spanish public health system: 1 year outcome

Emerging from its US home, the community reinforcement approach aiming to rearrange a patient's life outside the clinic to reinforce abstinence has been trialled for cocaine users at a Spanish drug treatment centre. Though therapeutic contact was equalised, patients did better than in standard treatment based on cognitive-behavioural principles.

DOCUMENT 2011 HTM file
Substance misuse among young people: 2010–11

England's National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse documents trends in England towards quicker and more often successful treatment of children aged under 18 with alcohol or drug problems, while numbers have fallen in line with developments among the general population and among young adults in treatment.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence

This impressive assessment of what evaluation research means for alcohol dependence treatment in Britain is distinguished by reviews of the latest literature on the sub-topics it covers; in some cases these starkly reveal the inadequacies of the evidence base.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Behavioral couples therapy for substance abusers: where do we go from here?

Problem drinkers and drug users in a persisting if distressed relationship with a partner do better when the focus is at least partly shifted from the patient to working with the couple to foster sobriety-encouraging interactions. Benefits for patients and the broader society can be remarkable.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
Monitoring and evaluation of family intervention services and projects between February 2007 and March 2011

Family interventions were at the heart of the UK government’s ambition to ‘turn round’ the lives of 120,000 troubled families in England. In respect of drink and drug problems, substantial remission was seen, but the featured study could not show whether this was due to the interventions, and a report on a successor programme found no significant impacts.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
Treatment of adolescents with a cannabis use disorder: Main findings of a randomized controlled trial comparing multidimensional family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in The Netherlands

US research led by the programme’s developers has found that a family therapy which intervenes across a child’s social environment is more effective than alternatives for problem substance using teenagers, but this independent Dutch study found one-to-one cognitive-behavioural therapy just as effective, a finding at odds with the five-nation European study of which it formed a part.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Initial preference for drinking goal in the treatment of alcohol problems: II. Treatment outcomes

Data from Britain's largest alcohol treatment trial is used to address possibly the most contentious issue in the field – whether services should offer moderation as well as abstinence goals to dependent clients. 'Let the patient choose' seems the general conclusion.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Review of treatment for cocaine dependence

This comprehensive review found strong evidence that some drugs can help treat cocaine dependence and that cognitive-behavioural therapy is a powerful tool to manage cravings and stresses, especially when allied with effective pharmacotherapies.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Cost-effectiveness of family-based substance abuse treatment

For suitable patients, family-based therapies are among the most effective – but are they the most cost-effective? Not always finds this US-focused review, which argues that to compete in today's financially sensitive health care system, treatments must deliver the most clinical outcomes per unit of cost.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Disulfiram in severe alcoholism – an open controlled study

From Denmark a randomised trial of disulfiram in the treatment of alcohol dependence reveals the major weakness of the treatment - that among some sets of patients, few will consistently take tablets they know will cause unpleasant effects if they drink.


Select search results page

PREVIOUS | NEXT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8