Alcohol and families
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Alcohol and families

Constructed for Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 on the theme of ‘Alcohol and Families’, this collection embraces both major roles for the families of problem drinkers – as recipients of support and therapy to promote their own welfare, and as therapeutic agents engaged in promoting the drinker’s welfare through family therapy or less formal involvement in treatment. A collection starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 89 documents.

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REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Support services for young adults with substance use disorders

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for recovery services for young adults. Support needs to be credible and integrated with other services in order to meet the multiple and complex needs of this cohort.

REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Principles of care for young adults with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] xxx

REVIEW 2021 HTM file
The justice system and young adults with substance use disorders

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for young adults involved in the criminal justice system. The principles of care identified in this document underscore the need for the justice system to recognise young adulthood as a distinct developmental stage and opt for less punitive measures that align with developments in the public health and medical fields.

REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Engaging the family in the care of young adults with substance use disorders

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for engaging the family in the care of young adults with substance use disorders. xxx.

REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Principles of harm reduction for young people who use drugs

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for harm reduction for young adults. The principles of care identified in this document include a role for physicians to integrate harm reduction services into their medical practice.

REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Evidence-based treatment of young adults with substance use disorders

[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for treatment services for young adults. The principles of care identified in this document serve as a roadmap for addressing various limitations, including inadequate clinician training, siloed systems, and the view that relapse is a failure rather than hallmark of a chronic illness.

MATRIX CELL 2021 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A5: Interventions; Safeguarding the community

Key studies on the impact of alcohol treatment on the community including families, children and crime. Explores the core contradiction between punishment and rehabilitation, asks whether this accounts for the poor record of criminal justice treatment, highlights the most robust test yet of brief alcohol counselling in probation, asks whether it can ever be safe to leave children with severely dependent drinkers, and recounts the alleged deception at the heart of a recommended treatment method.

MATRIX CELL 2021 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell B5: Practitioners; Safeguarding the community

Key studies on the impact of the treatment practitioner on safeguarding the community, families and children, and their influence in criminal justice contexts. Explores whether exceptional abilities are needed to forge productive therapeutic relationships in these situations, and invites you to ‘stress test’ a proposed universal rule: The trickier the situation, the more the worker matters.

MATRIX CELL 2021 HTM file
Drug Treatment Matrix cell B5: Practitioners; Safeguarding the community

Key studies on the contribution of the practitioner to reducing crime and safeguarding the community. Risks formulating a general rule: The trickier the situation, the more the worker matters – suggesting that therapeutic skills are even more important in formally coerced than other forms of treatment. Also asks whether those skills can most effectively be deployed when therapy is divorced from criminal justice supervision.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell B4: Practitioners; Psychosocial therapies

Key studies on the impact of the practitioner in psychosocial therapies for alcohol dependence. Structured around Carl Rogers’ classic account of the prerequisites of effective psychotherapy.


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