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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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DOCUMENT 2017 HTM file
Young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Public Health England
Public Health England, 2017
The diminishing youth treatment caseload in England is increasingly dominated by under-18s primarily being treated for cannabis use problems as the numbers of primary problem drinkers falls away to just 15% of the caseload.

STUDY 1966 HTM file
Treatment of skid-row alcoholics with disulfiram

Bourne P.G., Alford J.A., Bowcock J.Z.
Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol: 1966, 27(1), p. 42–48.
In the early ’60s in Atlanta in the USA, a pioneering trial tested whether faced with the alternative of another spell in jail, ‘skid-row’ repeat drunkenness offenders would take a drug which generates deterrent reactions to alcohol. Most did, belying their supposedly hopeless condition.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A5: Interventions; Safeguarding the community

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on the impact of alcohol treatment on the community including the safety and welfare of families and effects on crime and antisocial behaviour.

HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
Controlling alcohol-related crime and disorder

Ashton M., Davies N.
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Within UK substance use policy alcohol-related violence and disorder has for decades been a high profile concern. For governments mindful of a drinking electorate, the conundrum is how to curb the fallout from drinking without being branded as a nanny-state killjoy.

STUDY 2016 HTM file
Adult substance misuse statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Public Health England
Public Health England, 2016.
For the second time the annual accounting of the treatment caseload in England combines records of drug and alcohol use treatment, registering a continuing fall in total numbers and decreasing success with opiate users, while the treatment of drinkers appears to be improving.

STUDY 2012 HTM file
An evaluation of the Option 2 intensive family preservation service

Forrester D., Holland S., Williams A. et al.
Cardiff University and University of Bedfordshire, 2012.
In Wales Option 2 works intensively over a few weeks with substance using parents whose children are at serious risk – serious enough for imminent care proceedings. This second evaluation confirmed that the cost-saving service helps keep children with their families without inadvertently harming the children.

HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
Protecting the children

Ashton M.
One of our hot topic essays on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. How to protect the children of problem substance users can hardly be a more emotive and – since a US-inspired project came to Britain offering to pay drug users to be sterilised – contentious issue. Despite the issue’s profile, truly informative studies are few.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Personality-targeted interventions delay uptake of drinking and decrease risk of alcohol-related problems when delivered by teachers

O'Leary-Barrett M., Mackie C.J., Castellanos-Ryan N. et al.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: 2010, 49(9), p. 954–963.
Addressing the substance use promoting tendencies of the personality traits of London secondary school pupils at particular risk of substance misuse led to fewer drinking and, among the drinkers, fewer drinking heavily. The study showed that school staff could effectively conduct the focus group interventions.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell E4: Treatment systems; Psychosocial therapies

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing psychosocial therapies and the role of those therapies within the same systems.

REVIEW 2013 HTM file
The comparative effectiveness of outpatient treatment for adolescent substance abuse: A meta-analysis

Tanner-Smith E.E., Wilson S.J., Lipsey M.W.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2013, 44, p. 145–158.
Multi-prong therapies centred on the family emerge as probably the most effective in this comprehensive and careful synthesis of the results of trials of non-residential programmes for substance using teenagers – but do the outcomes warrant the extra costs?


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