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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REVIEW 2000 PDF file 2709Kb
Overdosing on opiates part I: causes

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The most thorough review to date of the greatest risk posed by illegal drug use in Britain. An international team of authors analyses the causes and finds they go way beyond just taking too much. Includes in the “The Swedish experience” on p. 6 of PDF early studies which established methadone’s lifesaving potential.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 581Kb
Force in the sunshine state

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Early in the 1960s administrative blunders in California paved the way for what remains the most convincing test of court-ordered treatment. The mistakes created a near-perfect yet natural control group against which to compare outcomes.

IN PRACTICE 2000 PDF file 665Kb
Oiling the wheels

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
From the south west of England, a frank account what it takes to get treatment services to accept the judgements of their peers and to make this an engine for improvement rather than a source of conflict.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 166Kb
Rare attempt to compare cost-effectiveness of different treatments for different clients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Studies of the cost-effectiveness of addiction treatment in Ohio suggest that per $, short intensive programmes deliver the best abstinence returns for severely addicted patients, less intensive outpatient programmes for patients using less frequently.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 167Kb
Cocaine treatment nets benefits for society

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Major US national project shows that even the least promising of cocaine dependents can dramatically cut drug use and crime, though it often takes long-term residential care. Less problematic clients generally do just as well in non-residential settings.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 179Kb
Mutual support helps sustain treatment gains

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Three reports from the Los Angeles Target Cities Project suggest that attendance at mutual aid groups acts in synergy with formal treatment for stimulant dependence to improve and sustain outcomes.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 150Kb
Quality drug counselling can be at least as effective as professional psychotherapy

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A major US government attempt to refine drug-free treatments for cocaine addiction confounded expectations by showing that well structured counselling approaches can better professionally delivered psychotherapies.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 155Kb
Achievable and avoidable rewards and punishments improve methadone outcomes

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Contingency management regimes which systematically reward abstinence or penalise drug use generally improve outcomes in methadone programmes, but there are considerable ethical and practical limitations to the applicability of this approach.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 187Kb
Buprenorphine advances offer safer maintenance therapy for heroin addiction

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Implications of the first truly double-blind comparison of buprenorphine tablets versus methadone and the first trial of whether the buprenorphine/naloxone tablet (intended to deter misuse by injection) remains effective if taken every other day.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 148Kb
English residential rehabilitation services doing well but could do better

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A report from the UK National Treatment Outcome Research Study (NTORS) spotlights the achievements of residential services for drug users but more could be done to improve retention and it is unclear how much the treatment had to do with the outcomes.

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