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 767 documents.

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STUDY 2011 HTM file
Monitoring and evaluation of family intervention services and projects between February 2007 and March 2011

Lloyd C., Wollny I., White C. et al.
[UK] Department for Education, 2011.
Family interventions were at the heart of the UK government’s ambition to ‘turn round’ the lives of 120,000 troubled families in England. In respect of drink and drug problems, substantial remission was seen, but the featured study could not show whether this was due to the interventions, and a report on a successor programme found no significant impacts.

Alcohol Matrix cell E2: Treatment systems; Generic and cross-cutting issues

Ashton M.
The most important studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing treatment. One of 25 cells in the alcohol matrix. Also highlights the most useful reviews and practice guidelines and offers a customised one-click search for more on the Effectiveness Bank database.

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Behavioral counseling after screening for alcohol misuse in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Jonas D.E., Garbutt J.C., Amick H.R. et al.
Annals of Internal Medicine: 2012, 157(9), p. 645–654.
Amalgamated findings from studies of risky drinkers identified and counselled in primary care settings indicate that compared to screening and assessment only, brief counselling lead to greater reductions in drinking, gains reflected less strongly in some indicators of health. However, it is unclear whether the generally small impacts would be sustained in routine practice.

Alcohol Matrix cell D2: Organisational functioning; Generic and cross-cutting issues

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies, reviews and guidance on the how the qualities and functioning of treatment organisations affect the implementation and effectiveness of treatment for problem drinking.

REVIEW 2009 HTM file
The effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions in primary care settings: a systematic review

Kaner E.F.S., Dickinson H.O., Beyer F. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Review: 2009, 28, p. 301–323.
Combining findings from randomised trials confirmed that brief advice to risky drinking primary care patients can reduce drinking; now the issue is whether in normal practice those benefits will be realised on a grand enough scale to create public health gains.

DOCUMENT 2016 HTM file
Modern Crime Prevention Strategy

[UK] Home Office
[UK] Home Office, 2016.
This new strategy presents a vision for crime prevention in 2016, which includes greater partnership-working between government, the police, business and industry to prevent and tackle drug and alcohol-related crime and disorder, and greater personal responsibility for substance use and recovery.

REVIEW 2016 HTM file
Patient preferences and shared decision-making in the treatment of substance use disorders: a systematic review of the literature

Friedrichs A., Spies M., Härter M. et al.
PLoS ONE: 2016, 11(1), e0145817.
The first review to evaluate shared decision-making and patient preferences for substance use treatment finds evidence that greater patient involvement in decisions can improve outcomes and has no negative impacts.

HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
‘Recovery’: meaning and implications for treatment

Ashton M.
One of our selection of hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Since 2008 the “recovery” objective has been at the heart of British drug treatment policy. Where did it come from and what does it mean for treatment services?

Alcohol Matrix cell B2: Practitioners; Generic and cross-cutting issues

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies and reviews on the impact of the practitioner across medical and psychosocial therapy and treatment for problem drinking.

Alcohol Matrix cell A2: Interventions; Generic and cross-cutting issues

Ashton M.
The most important seminal and key studies, reviews and guidance shedding light on aspects of the treatment of problem drinking relevant both to psychosocial therapy/support and medical treatment.

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