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 80 documents.
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MATRIX CELL 2018 HTM file
Drug Treatment Matrix cell A4: Interventions; Psychosocial therapies
Seminal and key studies shedding light on the general principles underpinning psychosocial therapies and the effectiveness specific approaches. ’Individualise,’ is the overarching theme … and the consequent dangers of inflexibly following guidelines and research findings.
What constitutes ‘alcohol-related’ domestic abuse, and to what extent can interventions designed to reduce the harms of alcohol also reduce domestic abuse?
HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
Focus on the families
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Both as a treatment resource for the patient and a group needing support in their own right, a UK report described families affected by substance use as the “forgotten” carers. Here we turn the focus on the “unheard and unseen victims when a loved one uses drugs or alcohol”.
COLLECTION 2017 HTM file
‘Collections’ are customised Effectiveness Bank searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. Entries on one of only two types of therapies recommended for alcohol and/or drug users by NICE, the UK’s official health intervention advisers. Best known of these in the substance use sector focuses on a daily ritual in which the couple reaffirm and reinforce the user’s intention to stay drug-free/sober.
DOCUMENT 2007 HTM file
Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions
After examining the evidence for psychosocial therapies for problem drug use, the UK’s official health advisers recommend behavioural couples therapy and contingency management, argue against cognitive-behavioural therapies, and pose residential rehabilitation as a last resort – in some respects surprising and controversial recommendations.
This impressive assessment of what evaluation research means for alcohol dependence treatment in Britain is distinguished by reviews of the latest literature on the sub-topics it covers; in some cases these starkly reveal the inadequacies of the evidence base.
Review finds multidimensional family therapy more effective than group therapies and other psychosocial therapies, particularly among adolescents with severe substance use and other behavioural problems.
MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A5: Interventions; Safeguarding the community
Seminal and key studies on the impact of alcohol treatment on the community including the safety and welfare of families and effects on crime and antisocial behaviour.
Multi-prong therapies centred on the family emerge as probably the most effective in this comprehensive and careful synthesis of the results of trials of non-residential programmes for substance using teenagers – but do the outcomes warrant the extra costs?
MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Matrix cell B4: Practitioners; Psychosocial therapies
The talker in the talking route to recovery: seminal and key studies on the impact of the practitioner in psychosocial therapies for alcohol dependence.
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