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HOT TOPIC 2018 HTM file
Measuring alcohol-related harm; politics and science

One of our selection of hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. At a national level, alcohol-related harm and especially the net cost of harm versus benefits are slippery concepts. Malleability and policy salience combine to make the estimates contested territory.

HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
‘My GP says I drink too much’: screening and brief intervention

One of our hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. In the absence of more or less inescapable impediments to heavy drinking like ramping up the price of cheap alcohol, widespread screening and brief advice have been the great hope for drink-related public health improvements. Patchy effectiveness and poor implementation have led that ambition to be questioned.

MATRIX CELL 2016 HTM file
Alcohol Matrix cell E1: Treatment systems; Screening and brief intervention

The most important studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively implementing screening and brief intervention. One of 25 cells in the alcohol matrix. Also highlights the most useful reviews and practice guidelines and offers a customised one-click search for more on the Effectiveness Bank database.

STUDY 2016 HTM file
The Licensing Act (2003): its uses and abuses 10 years on

Seen as excluding health concerns and requiring an individualistic and ‘premises by premises’ approach, interviews with stakeholders and a revisiting of the 2003 Licensing Act for England and Wales suggest it could nevertheless be used to address public health and to implement licensing policies and decisions based on likely overall local impact.

HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
Controlling alcohol-related crime and disorder

One of our selection of hot topics on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Within substance use policy there can hardly be a hotter issue than alcohol-related violence and disorder. For governments mindful of a drinking electorate, the conundrum is how to curb the fallout from alcohol without being branded as a nanny-state killjoy.

STUDY 2016 HTM file
Adult substance misuse statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

For the second time the annual accounting of the treatment caseload in England combines records of drug and alcohol use treatment, registering a continuing fall in total numbers and decreasing success with opiate users, while the treatment of drinkers appears to be improving.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Matrix cell E4: Treatment systems; Psychosocial therapies

One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. Seminal and key studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing psychosocial therapies and the role of those therapies within the same systems.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Matrix cell E3: Treatment systems; Medical treatment

Seminal and key studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing medical interventions and treatment in medical settings. One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
Adult substance misuse statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

For the first time the annual accounting of the treatment caseload in England combines both drug and alcohol use patient records, registering a continuing trend down in total numbers due mainly to falls in users of heroin and other opiate-type drugs.

MATRIX CELL 2016 HTM file
Alcohol Matrix cell E2: Treatment systems; Generic and cross-cutting issues

The most important studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing treatment. One of 25 cells in the alcohol matrix. Also highlights the most useful reviews and practice guidelines and offers a customised one-click search for more on the Effectiveness Bank database.


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