Drugs: the complete collection

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Drugs: the complete collection

All Effectiveness Bank analyses to date of documents related to use and problem use of illegal drugs starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 763 documents.

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REVIEW 2018 HTM file
Positive regard and psychotherapy outcome: a meta-analytic review

Farber B.A., Suzuki J.Y., Lynch D.A.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 411–423.
Findings amalgamated for the American Psychological Association show that across psychotherapy studies, outcomes improve the more therapists consistently demonstrate warmth and high regard for their clients – given the stigma and low regard attached to dependent substance use(rs), findings with important implications for promoting recovery.

REVIEW 2018 HTM file
The real relationship and its role in psychotherapy outcome: a meta-analysis

Gelso C.J., Kivlighan D.M., Markin R.D.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 434–444.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] Amalgamated findings in a review commissioned by the American Psychological Association indicate that patient progress and treatment quality are strongly related to the strength of the personal (‘real’) relationship between client and therapist – more strongly than the relationship focused on therapy or the type of therapy.

DOCUMENT 2017 HTM file
Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England.
[UK] National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2017
From the UK’s health and social care advisory body, evidence-based guidance on how to improve the delivery of substance use prevention to at-risk children, young people, and adults.

REVIEW 2018 HTM file
Meta-analysis of the alliance–outcome relation in couple and family therapy

Friedlander M.L., Escudero V., Welmers-van de Poll M.J. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 356–371.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] Amalgamation and review of research findings commissioned by the American Psychological Association reveals that working relationships in couple and family therapies are at least as important as in individual therapies. Practice recommendations will help therapists develop these relationships, augmenting the impacts of some of the most effective ways to treat substance use problems.

DOCUMENT 2018 HTM file
Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths

Scottish Government
Scottish Government, 2018
Taking a public health and human rights-based approach, the 2018 strategy from Scotland strives to improve citizens’ lives by preventing and reducing the harms of drinking and drug use.

REVIEW 2016 HTM file
Are take-home naloxone programmes effective? Systematic review utilizing application of the Bradford Hill criteria

McDonald R., Strang J.
Addiction: 2016, 111, p. 1177–1187.
How confident can we be that take-home naloxone programmes are effective without the ‘gold standard’ randomised trial? Judged against nine criteria for establishing the presumption of causality, evidence that the provision of naloxone reduces overdose-related deaths among opioid users.

COLLECTION 2018 HTM file
The client–therapist relationship

‘Collections’ are customised Effectiveness Bank searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. At the heart of addiction treatment lies client–therapist relationships, across psychotherapy a stronger influence on how well clients do than the type of therapy.

REVIEW 2018 HTM file
Therapist empathy and client outcome: an updated meta-analysis

Elliott R., Bohart A.C., Watson J.C. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 399–410.
Review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that the more therapists empathically communicate their understanding of and compassion for clients, the better the outcomes. Recommendations will help counsellors, therapists, trainers and supervisors foster this important foundation for therapist–client relationships.

STUDY 2018 HTM file
“Once I’d done it once it was like writing your name”: Lived experience of take-home naloxone administration by people who inject drugs

McAuley A., Munro A., Taylor A.
International Journal of Drug Policy: 2018, 58, p. 46–54.
Important implications for overdose prevention policy and practice in Scotland and the UK from this qualitative study which provides the first detailed insights into how people who inject drugs experience administering naloxone rescue kits.

REVIEW 2018 HTM file
A meta-analysis of the association between patients’ early perception of treatment credibility and their posttreatment outcomes

Constantino M.J., Coyne A.E., Vîsla A. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 486–495.
Review commissioned by the American Psychological Association suggests therapists should incorporate strategies to enhance the credibility of treatment when explaining its rationale and throughout therapy. The more a treatment ‘makes sense’ to a patient, the better outcomes tend to be.


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