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This is the final message rounding up the Alcohol Treatment Matrix course begun on 8 January 2020, feeding you fortnightly instalments selecting and commenting on key research. The instalments have cumulated into the now fully updated matrix. If you have yet to benefit from this unique resource or its companion Drug Treatment Matrix, see comments below from those who have. For a full list of comments scroll to the end of the linked page and click on CLICK TO VIEW COMMENTS.

Our thanks to Alcohol Change UK for their funding and support in these difficult times, without which the update might never have happened.
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“Absolutely brilliant site and service which I use almost every day in my work (research, education and clinical practice). Recommend matrices to everyone!”
Dr Anne Whittaker, Senior Lecturer/Reader, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and Substance Misuse Directorate, NHS Lothian, Scotland

“Just read your paper [Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell C5, section “How can you prioritise the child when your patient is the parent?”], and predictably, it has blown my mind! Thanks for getting me thinking – again!”
Renato Masetti, Training Co-ordinator, Health Outreach, North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, England

“Wow, outstanding work! This [Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell B4] is one of the best, most clear and scholarly write ups I’ve seen of this complex topic.”
Dr Lisa M. Najavits, Director of Treatment Innovations and adjunct professor, Massachusetts Medical School, USA

“I think this section [Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell D4] is terrific and really valuable and contains some great resources. Keep up your fabulous work.”
Professor Ann M. Roche, Director, National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Australia

“The best one-stop site for all current research into a range of alcohol and drug issues. The treatment matrices are invaluable in terms of making most efficient use of time.”
John Thayers, Recovery and Quality Improvement Officer, Midlothian and East Lothian Drugs and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP), Scotland

“When I first came into post completing sections of the alcohol and drug treatment matrices were part of my induction. They gave me a solid knowledge base and I have recommended them to others.”
Heather Wilson, Health Improvement Officer (Alcohol & Drugs), Aberdeen City Alcohol & Drug Partnership, Scotland

“Best first-port-of-call for evidence on substance misuse issues. Saves so much time in researching. Great for my role as service development lead in NHS substance misuse to keep improving what we do and how we do it. The matrices are good for staff training and for refreshing information.”
Kym Barlow, Service Improvement Lead, Community Drug and Alcohol Team, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Carmarthen, Wales

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