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 815 documents.

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STUDY 2010 HTM file
Whole person recovery: a user-centred systems approach to problem drug use

Daddow R., Broome S.
London: Royal Society of Arts, 2010
Report on the first phases of the Whole Person Recovery Project in England which aimed to place drug and alcohol/service users at the centre of an approach to fostering holistic recovery from addiction based on the collective effort of 'recovery communities'.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Is the therapeutic community an evidence-based treatment? What the evidence says

De Leon G.
Therapeutic Communities: 2010, 31(2), p. 104–128.
By means of this review of prominent North American trials and meta-analyses, a leading researcher in to therapeutic communities tries to settle the issue of whether these effectively and cost-effectively treat addiction, so research can move on to how to make them more effective.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Community reinforcement and family training: an effective option to engage treatment-resistant substance-abusing individuals in treatment

Roozen H.G., de Waart, van der Kroft P.
Addiction: 2010, 105, p. 1729–1738.
Review concludes that neither confrontation nor disengagement from a family member work as well at engaging them in treatment as an approach based on systematically organising the intended patient's social environment to reward treatment entry.

NOTES 2010 PDF file 239Kb
Preventing unauthorised use of medications prescribed for the treatment of opiate addiction

Ashton M.
Detailed and fully referenced notes on preventing the diversion of maintenance medications like methadone on to the illicit market, with an emphasis on the pros and cons of supervised consumption.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Use of small incentives for increasing participation and reducing dropout in a family drug-use prevention program in a Spanish sample

Díaz S. A-H., Pérez J.M.E.
Substance Use and Misuse: 2009, 44(14), p. 1990–2000.
In Spain offering families of secondary school children a low-value voucher to come to family-based prevention sessions greatly improved attendance even after the vouchers were discontinued.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
An in-depth survey of the screening and assessment practices of highly regarded adolescent substance abuse treatment programs

Gans J., Falco M., Schackman B.R. et al.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse: 2010, 19(1), p. 33–47.
US substance use treatment programmes for adolescents which had been recommended by experts were nevertheless highly variable and inconsistent in the quality of their screening and assessment of the substance use, family circumstances and mental health of their patients.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Heroin-assisted treatment in Switzerland: a case study in policy change

Uchtenhagen A.
Addiction: 2009, 105, p. 29–37.
How a damaging and socially divisive drug scene in Switzerland led that country to try prescribing heroin to heroin addicts and the political and cultural processes behind this experimental programme becoming accepted practice.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Cognitive enhancement as a pharmacotherapy target for stimulant addiction

Sofuoglu M.
Addiction: 2010, 105, p. 38–48.
Extends the search for an effective drug-based treatment for stimulant dependence to 'cognitive enhancers' which can redress associated deficits in the ability to perform tasks requiring attention, memory or other self-control or intellectual abilities.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Population estimates of alcohol misusers who access DWP benefits

Hay G., Bauld L.
[UK] Department for Work and Pensions, 2010
Estimates the number of problem drinkers in Britain who draw the main unemployment and welfare benefits in order to assess how many claimants may need additional help for addiction and related problems before they can move into employment. Contrasts with similar figures for problem drug users.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Problem drug users’ experiences of employment and the benefit system

Bauld L., Hay G., McKell J. et al.
[UK] Department for Work and Pensions, 2010.
Substantial barriers to employment were revealed by interviews with problem drug users in England currently or recently in treatment and with staff who worked with drug users. Includes review of relevant international research.

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