Alcohol: the complete collection

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Alcohol: the complete collection

All Effectiveness Bank analyses to date of documents related to alcohol compiled for our supporter Alcohol Change UK, starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 777 documents.

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STUDY 2014 HTM file
Effectiveness of training family physicians to deliver a brief intervention to address excessive substance use among young patients: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Haller D.M., Meynard A., Lefebvre D. et al.
Canadian Medical Association Journal: 2014, 186(8), p. 263–272.
Can a brief intervention delivered by trained GPs impact on young patients’ excessive drinking and cannabis use? Set in French-speaking Switzerland, this study examines outcomes over a 12-month period.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Long-term effects of the Strong African American Families program on youths’ alcohol use

Brody G.H., Chen Y-F., Kogan S.M. et al.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: 2010, 78(2), p. 281–285.
Five years later a parent-and-child alcohol use prevention programme developed for poor black families with 11-year-old children in the USA’s rural south was found to have retarded the growth in average drinking frequency. Results were consistently positive, but methodological issues limit confidence in the findings.

HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
Promoting recovery through employment

Ashton M., Davies N.
One of our hot topics offering background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Employment is seen as the key to lasting recovery, but how realistic is it for people whose lifestyles have revolved around using and obtaining drugs?

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell E5: Treatment systems; Safeguarding the community

Ashton M.
Key studies relating to local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing treatment in criminal justice settings and/or to safeguard the community.

STUDY 2012 HTM file
Differential impact of a Dutch alcohol prevention program targeting adolescents and parents separately and simultaneously: low self-control and lenient parenting at baseline predict effectiveness

Koning I.M., Verdumen J. E., Engels R. C. et al
Prevention Science: 2012, 13(3), p. 289–297.
An alcohol prevention intervention that combined adolescent and parent components was found to be effective at delaying the onset of regular drinking only among children with low self-control or whose parents were lenient.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell D5: Organisational functioning; Safeguarding the community

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on organisational influences on alcohol treatment in criminal justice and allied contexts where the main aim or a major outcome is to reduce crime or otherwise safeguard the community.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Research Review: The effectiveness of multidimensional family therapy in treating adolescents with multiple behavior problems – a meta-analysis

van der Pol T.M., Hoeve M., Noom M.J. et al.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry: 2017,
Review finds multidimensional family therapy more effective than group therapies and other psychosocial therapies, particularly among adolescents with severe substance use and other behavioural problems.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell C5: Management/supervision: Safeguarding the community

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on the role of management and supervision in relation to treatment in criminal justice settings and/or for the purpose of safeguarding the community. Just as for the practitioners, for managers the ‘tricky’ challenge is to extract therapeutic benefit out of a coercive, punishment-oriented context.

STUDY 2014 HTM file
For whom does prison-based drug treatment work? Results from a randomized experiment

Welsh W.N., Zajac G., Bucklen K.B.
Journal of Experimental Criminology: 2014, 10(2), p. 151–177.
For the first time in a prison setting a randomised trial rigorously compared intensive residential therapeutic community treatment to outpatient counselling. Confounding expectations, the US prison for problem drug users which hosted the study gained nothing in terms of preventing recidivism by allocating even high-risk prisoners to the more intensive treatment.

STUDY 2013 HTM file
Effectiveness of a selective, personality-targeted prevention program for adolescent alcohol use and misuse

Conrod P.J., O’Leary-Barrett M., Newton N. et al.
JAMA Psychiatry: 2013, 70(3), p. 334–342.
Positive and significant effects observed on a range of drinking outcomes suggest that high-risk pupils may have benefited from the psychosocial intervention over standard drug education. But unclear whether the personality matching strategy was the effective component.


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