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 2005 PDF file 115Kb
Simple interventions cut hepatitis C risk

Fry C. Tucker T.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Australia a detailed assessment of an injector's risk of becoming infected with hepatitis C was followed by substantial risk reductions not improved on by individualised advice.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 102Kb
Communities that Care aims for science-based community action

Shiner M. Crow I.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
When the Communities that Care prevention methodology was tried in Britain, the existing community development infrastructure determined whether local coalitions could implement its risk profiling tools and effectively generate action to address identified risks.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 102Kb
More patients drop out after long waits for methadone prescribing

Strang J. Best D. Donmall M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Combined implications of two British studies are that the longer someone waits for methadone treatment, the less likely they are to start it, and even if they do, they will have spent longer at risk from dependent heroin use.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 112Kb
Pharmacotherapies which work with men do not help women

Nich C. Pettinati H.M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Emerging indications from studies of disulfiram treatment of cocaine dependence and sertraline for alcohol dependence that pharmacotherapies which work for men do not always help women.

OFFCUT 2005 PDF file 151Kb
Hepatitis C is spreading more rapidly than was thought

Judd A. Health Protection Agency
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
From the early 2000s in Britain there was clear evidence from research and routine monitoring that drug policy was failing to contain hepatitis C infection among injectors, and worrying signs of a trend upwards in HIV infection.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 140Kb
Flexible DTTOs do most to cut crime

Gill McIvor
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
More flexible supervision requirements and more methadone treatment may account for why treatment-based court orders are completed far more often in Scotland than in England, improving recidivism rates.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 156Kb
Preventive impact of computer simulations

Steven Schinke
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
US pre-teens 'prevented themselves' from going on to drink (and smoke or use cannabis) through computerised scenarios involving decisions over drinking, offering a way to introduce education and prevention in youth facilities without expert teaching staff.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 180Kb
Environmental gains from injecting room

Evan Wood
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Reducing offence and alarm caused by public injecting and related litter is a key motivation for establishing supervised injecting facilities, but one rarely subject to scientific scrutiny. This Canadian study established that these benefits really can materialise.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 154Kb
Hepatitis C therapy cost-effective for injectors

Wong J. Sheerin I.G.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Two new analyses agree that despite relapse to drug use and imperfect adherence to a demanding medical regime, anti-viral therapy for hepatitis C infection in drug injectors cost-effectively prolongs and improves life.

ABSTRACT 2008 HTM file
Improving public addiction treatment through performance contracting: the Delaware experiment

McLellan A.T., Kemp J., Brooks A. et al.
Health Policy: 2008, 87, p. 296–308.
Instead of telling addiction treatment providers what to do to qualify for funding, the US state of Delaware set recruitment and engagement targets and largely left the methods up to the services. Result: more and more engaging treatment without stifling innovation.

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