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 775 documents.
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HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
What makes for an effective treatment service?
Ashton M., Davies N.
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Different treatment services can vary hugely in their outcomes. What characterises an effective treatment service, and how can these attributes be boosted?
HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
Drug education yet to match great (preventive) expectations
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Once relied on as the best way to prevent substance use and related problems across a population, drug education in schools has failed to deliver on this agenda: wrong agenda, or wrong education?
STUDY 2016 HTM file
Monitoring and evaluating Scotland’s alcohol strategy: Final annual report
Beeston C., McAdams R., Craig N. et al.
NHS Health Scotland, 2016
The final report evaluating Scotland’s alcohol strategy concludes that while some evidence-based interventions have been implemented, failure to implement minimum unit pricing is likely to have limited the strategy’s contribution to declines in both alcohol consumption and related harm.
Kirst M., Zerger S., Misir V. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2015, 146, p. 24–29.
This intervention based on housing first led to significantly greater reductions in drinking problems after 14 months, but not in problems with other substances.
REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Meta-analysis: Are 3 questions enough to detect unhealthy alcohol use?
Kriston L., Hölzel L., Weiser A.K., et al.
Annals of Internal Medicine: 2008, 149(12), p. 879–888.
Both AUDIT and AUDIT-C are known to accurately detect unhealthy drinking, but is one more accurate than the other? This paper looks for answers in 14 studies from across Europe and in the United States.
COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
Latest alcohol analyses
‘Collections’ are customised Effectiveness Bank searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. Features the ten most recently added/updated alcohol-related Effectiveness Bank analyses compiled for our supporter and partner Alcohol Research UK.
de Goeij M.C., Veldhuizen E.M., Buster M.C. et al.
Addiction: 2015, 110(6), p. 955–964.
Adding just one or two hours to late-night opening times for bars and clubs in two of Amsterdam’s nightlife areas led to a persistent 34% increase in alcohol-related injuries, a trend reflected in both the numbers of accidental injuries and those due to violence.
STUDY 2014 HTM file
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of brief intervention for excessive alcohol consumption among people attending sexual health clinics: a randomised controlled trial (SHEAR)
Crawford M.J., Sanatinia R., Barrett B. et al.
Health Technology Assessment: 2014, 18(30).
A major study conducted in London did not find clinically important reductions in drinking among excessive drinkers offered a brief intervention while attending sexual health clinics, nor did brief intervention seem a cost-effective use of health service resources.
Kingsbury J.H., Gibbons F.X., Gerrard M.
British Journal of Health Psychology: 2015, 20, p. 212–220.
To moderate student drinking, tell them about the embarrassment and social losses they might suffer from heavy drinking, but when it comes to health, focus on the gains from not drinking heavily.
Mdege N.D., Fayter D., Watson J.M. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2013, 131(1–2), p. 1–22.
Review of studies of interventions for heavy drinkers identified among general hospital inpatients concluded that multi-session brief interventions could reduce drinking. “Could” is an important qualifier: yet to be pinned down is why though sometimes they work, brief interventions often fail to produce significant effects.
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