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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 785 documents.

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STUDY 2016 HTM file
Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of minimum unit pricing and taxation policies in Scotland

Angus C., Holmes J., Pryce R. et al.
University of Sheffield, 2016.
Whether alcohol tax rises would be an acceptable and effective alternative could determine the legality under EU law of Scotland’s law permitting a minimum unit price for alcohol. This analysis predicts tax rises would curb consumption and save lives, but not without perhaps unacceptably hitting the pockets of non-harmful drinkers.

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Screening, brief intervention, and referral for alcohol use in adolescents: a systematic review

Yuma-Guerrero P.J., Lawson K.A., Velasquez M.M. et al.
Pediatrics: 2012, 130(1), p. 115–122.
‘Inconclusive’ was the verdict of a review which aimed to assess the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions among patients aged 11 to 21 attending for emergency care in the USA. Most promising targets seem to have been the more heavy or irresponsibly drinking among patients who were young adults rather than adolescents.

STUDY 2016 HTM file
Screening for underage drinking and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition alcohol use disorder in rural primary care practice

Clark D.B., Martin C.S., Chung T. et al.
Journal of Pediatrics: In press, 2016
A US study of young people in rural primary care settings finds that alcohol use disorders can be identified with a single question about frequency of drinking.

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

Ashton M.
‘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.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
The impact of a Housing First randomized controlled trial on substance use problems among homeless individuals with mental illness

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.

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.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
The impact of extended closing times of alcohol outlets on alcohol- related injuries in the nightlife areas of Amsterdam: a controlled before-and-after evaluation

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.

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