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Beyond the patient: treatment’s impacts on family and community
The final row of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix defocuses from the patient to ask what treatment can do for the rest of us, starting with this cell on the impacts of the interventions themselves. It begins with the core contradiction between segregation and punishment and reintegration and rehabilitation, asks whether this is why the record of criminal justice interventions is so poor, highlights the most robust test yet of brief alcohol counselling in probation, explores whether it can ever be safe to leave children with severely dependent drinkers, and recounts a tragic story which shows how important it can be to researchers to get the ‘right’ results.

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One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a staff development resource mapping seminal and key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.
Also see hot topics on supporting families, testing and sanctions and protecting children.

“Just wanted to thank you for posting the alcohol matrix bites – we are loving them.”
Clare Davies, Residential Rehabilitation Manager, Windana therapeutic community, Melbourne, Australia

More on the matrices:
About the development and construction of the matrices
Alcohol Treatment Matrix for brief interventions and treatment for problem drinking.
Drug Treatment Matrix for harm reduction and treatment in relation to illegal drugs
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Sent by the Drug and Alcohol Findings Effectiveness Bank to alert you to site updates and UK-relevant evaluations of drug/alcohol interventions. Refresh of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix is funded by Alcohol Change UK. Findings is also supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction and advised by the National Addiction Centre.