Drugs: the complete collection
 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 2003 PDF file 134Kb
Motivational interviews as a standalone or treatment-entry response to stimulant use

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
US and Australian findings suggest that short motivational interventions can both reinforce stimulant-specific treatment and usefully address stimulant use in settings such as needle exchanges and methadone programmes.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 193Kb
Engaging crack users in treatment: time is of the essence

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In a deprived area of New Jersey, next-day appointments quadrupled initial attendance at a cocaine treatment service. More generally, rapid treatment entry means fewer clients drop out early without damaging longer-term retention.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 235Kb
First large-scale randomised trial boosts case for heroin prescribing

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
From the Netherlands, the first large-scale, randomised trial found that for patients previously failed by oral methadone, prescribing injectable or smokable heroin instead greatly reduces crime and improves health and social functioning.

REVIEW 2003 PDF file 178Kb
Lofexidine safe and effective in opiate detoxification

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Cochrane review concludes that lofexidine almost matches methadone for opiate detoxification and has fewer side effects than clonidine, making it preferable when opiate-type drugs are contra-indicated. Extended text includes details of relevant studies.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 177Kb
Systematic but simple way to determine who needs residential care

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In this US study the criteria and the methods used to develop them offer a way to reserve expensive residential rehabilitation for those who need it and to improve treatment completion rates in both residential and non-residential settings.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 148Kb
Arrest referral tackles drug-driven crime

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Interim report of the first national evaluation suggests that voluntary arrest referral schemes in Britain reach many thousands of criminally active but previously untreated drug users and contribute to reductions in drug use and crime.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 186Kb
Drug court passes rare randomised trial

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
From Australia the first randomised evaluation of a drug court outside the USA has confirmed that by tightly integrating rehabilitation-oriented criminal justice supervision with treatment, they reduce reoffending compared to normal adjudication.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 182Kb
UK-style school drug prevention programme helps prevent regular drinking

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A substance use prevention programme routinely implemented in Dutch secondary schools reduced drinking and had some impact on smoking. The study indicates that programmes of the intensity and type normally implemented may have a modest beneficial impact.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 160Kb
Failure to replicate positive findings on acupuncture

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Using more rigorous methods and larger and more diverse samples, two research teams failed to replicate their previous positive findings on acupuncture in the treatment of alcohol and cocaine dependence respectively.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 130Kb
What happens when heroin supplies dry up?

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The 2001 'heroin drought' in Australia can be seen as a test of what might happen if enforcement authorities dramatically reduced heroin supplies in a country with a thriving heroin market patronised by an established population of heroin addicts.

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