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Latest alcohol analyses

Ten most recently added/updated alcohol-related Effectiveness Bank analyses compiled for our supporter Alcohol Change UK starting with the analyses most recently added or updated.

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STUDY 2018 HTM file
Cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve delivery of brief interventions for heavy drinking in primary care: results from the ODHIN trial

Angus C., Li J., Romero-Rodriguez E. et al.
European Journal of Public Health: 2018, 0(0), p. 1–6.
To address the ‘implementation gap’ of brief interventions in European primary care, the featured study examined the cost-effectiveness of three strategies intended to boost delivery: training and support, financial reimbursement, and the opportunity to refer patients to an online tool.

STUDY 2016 HTM file
Improving the delivery of brief interventions for heavy drinking in primary health care: outcome results of the Optimizing Delivery of Health Care Intervention (ODHIN) five-country cluster randomized factorial trial

Anderson P., Bendtsen P., Spak F. et al.
Addiction: 2016, 111(11), p. 1935–1945.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] The EU-funded ODHIN trial tested eight strategies to promote screening and brief interventions for risky drinking in primary health care units in five European countries. Results suggested that financial incentives were key but were reinforced by training and support.

STUDY 2019 HTM file
“We have to put the fire out first before we start rebuilding the house”: practitioners’ experiences of supporting women with histories of substance use, interpersonal abuse and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

Bailey K., Trevillion K., Gilchrist G.
Addiction Research and Theory: 2019, p. 1–9.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] UK guidelines have now moved away from treating drug and alcohol problems before addressing trauma, recommending instead that support for both (interconnected) issues is integrated. Study explores how practitioners have been able to deliver trauma-informed practice within treatment systems that have historically not understood its importance.

REVIEW 2019 HTM file
The effectiveness of residential treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders: a systematic review

de Andrade D., Elphinston R.A., Quinn C. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2019, 201, p. 227–235.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] xxx

MATRIX CELL 2019 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell C1: Management/supervision; Screening and brief intervention

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on the role of management and supervision in screening and brief interventions for risky drinking. See the rest of row 1 of the matrix for more on screening and brief interventions.

STUDY 2018 HTM file
Remote alcohol monitoring to facilitate incentive-based treatment for alcohol use disorder: a randomized trial

Koffarnus M.N., Bickel W.K., Kablinger A.S.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: 2018, 42(12), p. 2423–2431.
Can new digital technologies do anything to boost the ‘limited, yet promising’ evidence base for incentivising abstinence among people with alcohol use disorders?

MATRIX CELL 2019 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell B1: Practitioners; Screening and brief intervention

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on the impact of the practitioner in brief interventions. Highlights Swiss studies which uniquely dissected how these interventions work, and helps develop evidence-informed understanding of four important issues: Why does the practitioner matter? Are some naturally effective? Is getting it wrong more influential than getting it right? What do we know about non-motivational interventions?

STUDY 2018 HTM file
Steps Towards Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programme (STAMPP): a school-based and community-based cluster randomised controlled trial

McKay M., Agus A., Cole J. et al.
BMJ Open: 2018; 8:e019722.
Trialled in schools in Northern Ireland and Scotland, an alcohol harm reduction curriculum for secondary schools plus a parental component led to fewer pupils drinking heavily at a single sitting, but without significantly reducing harm related to the child’s drinking.

REVIEW 2018 HTM file
Implementing managed alcohol programs in hospital settings: A review of academic and grey literature

Brooks H.L., Kassam S., Salvalaggio G. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Review: 2018, 37(1), p. S145–S155.
Is it feasible (and desirable) to give regular doses of alcohol to hospital inpatients when supervised withdrawal or short-term abstinence from drinking is not a realistic goal?

MATRIX CELL 2019 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A1: Interventions; Screening and brief intervention

Ashton M.
Seminal and key research and reviews on the effectiveness of screening for risky drinking followed by brief interventions for people screening positive. Discusses the implications of the major UK trials intended to inform government policy, and questions how ‘real world’ trials have been, and how strong the evidence is for the UK in particular. See the rest of row 1 of the matrix for more on screening and brief interventions.