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From 1 May 2021 Drug and Alcohol Findings ceased routinely generating and issuing new analyses of research. With our support this function has been taken up by our long-time supporter the Society for the Study of Addiction. Former members of our mailing list (now closed) and other interested readers are advised to subscribe instead to the society’s mailing list. The Drug and Alcohol Findings logo website is maintained as a legacy archive with support from the society. For more see this brief history of Findings.

Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions. The project aims to encapsulate the studies’ findings, set them in context and explore implications for practice. From 1999 to 2006 its main output was the Findings magazine, since 2007 replaced by this free web-based service. Drug and Alcohol Findings logo is owned by Mike Ashton and Natalie Davies, and recently and/or currently supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction and Alcohol Change UK, and advised by the National Addiction Centre.

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Search this site for documents on specific subjects. Searches interrogate all the types of documents on the site.


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Browse back issues of the Findings magazine in the traditional issue by issue format. Also gives one-button access to multi-part articles analysing priority topics in depth.


Archive of bulletins updating readers on important evaluation research and its implications for drug and alcohol interventions, produced by Drug and Alcohol Findings up to May 2021.

HOT TOPICS Essays from Drug and Alcohol Findings on issues which arouse debate and comment due to their importance and/or significant differences of opinion over facts or interpretation.

TREATMENT MATRICES 5x5 evidence grids organising research on treatment for problem use of illegal drugs or alcohol. Each cell contains research landmarks, reviews and guidance, plus commentary on their meanings and implications.