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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 786 documents.

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STUDY 2003 PDF file 278Kb
Secondary school DARE ineffective without interactive extensions

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The first randomised trial of the DARE drug prevention curriculum for pupils of secondary school age found its police-led lessons ineffective unless supplemented by activities which involved parents, pupils and communities as active participants.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 164Kb
Naltrexone implants could reduce the early relapse rate after detoxification

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Studies from the UK and Germany suggest that subcutaneous implants of naltrexone which block the effects of heroin for up to seven weeks could help reduce the early relapse rate after detoxification more effectively than the oral form of the medication.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 151Kb
Drug education: inspections show that tick box returns are no guarantee of quality

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
On-the-ground inspections in England and Scotland reveal that impressive returns to national monitoring systems can obscure poor quality practice in schools; lack of interactivity in teaching methods is a major gap.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 213Kb
Testing school pupils for drugs does not reduce drug use

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Much publicised US research which found that school drug testing policies were unrelated to drug use among their pupils, interpreted as the most solid evidence to date that testing does not deter drug use.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 151Kb
'Most compelling evidence yet' that injecting rooms reduce overdose deaths

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A review of all 19 drug consumption rooms in Germany commissioned by the Ministry of Health concluded that they had significantly contributed to reductions in drug-related deaths.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Adequate needle exchange helps prevent bacterial as well as viral infections

on the web
US study suggest that needle exchanges which make adequate supplies of injecting equipment plus advice easily accessible not only prevent viral infections but also bacterial infections and abscesses, relieving a major burden on health services.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Home visits reduce risk of 'hidden harm' to children of drug treatment patients

on the web
In Australia a home-based child welfare intervention for methadone-maintained parents improved parenting and decreased the risks of child abuse or neglect, offering one way to address current concerns about the children of dependent drug users.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 1238Kb
The American STAR comes to England

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The Midwestern Prevention Project gained pride of place in US guides, received the accolades of experts, and was the original model for the English national drug education trial, yet the evidence for this US school-community programme was seriously flawed.

REVIEW 2003 PDF file 1150Kb
Hepatitis C and needle exchange part 1: The dimensions of the challenge

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
First part of the series established that hepatitis C has already infected a substantial minority of British injectors and is spreading rapidly due to continued risk behaviour allied with the robustness, infectivity and prevalence of the virus.

IN PRACTICE 2003 PDF file 601Kb
Much more than outcomes

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The principles behind this treatment monitoring system developed in Leeds remain relevant: grounded in a theory of addiction, it can accommodate the shifting priorities of politicians or commissioners without threatening its scientific integrity.


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