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 773 documents.

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REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Brief interventions for heavy alcohol users admitted to general hospital wards

McQueen J., Howe T.E., Allan L. et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: 2011, 8, Art. No. CD005191.
Many with alcohol-related disorders, risky drinking hospital inpatients with time to reflect on their problems ought to be prime candidates for brief advice. This updated synthesis of studies found some significant impacts but these were inconsistent, perhaps because merely being identified as a heavy drinker has an impact on its own.

HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
Individualising treatment: an obviously ‘good thing’?

Ashton M., Davies N.
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Individualisation might seem an obvious and basic prerequisite to substance use treatment, but in fact services have often striven for uniformity.

HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
Should we start prevention in the cradle?

Ashton M.
One of our selection of hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Focusing on the early years to avert substance use problems makes sense, but does it work?

HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
Prizes for not using drugs?

Ashton M.
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Contingency management programmes reward patients for complying with treatment or not engaging in undesired substance use. It works, but often only temporarily – and perhaps at the cost of eroding the patient’s confidence and motivation.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
The Druglink archive

‘Collections’ are customised Effectiveness Bank searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. Lists articles specially written by Drug and Alcohol Findings for DrugScope’s Druglink magazine.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy versus optimized community care for borderline personality disorder co-occurring with alcohol use disorders (a 30-month follow-up)

Gregory R.J., DeLucia-Deranja E., Mogle J.A.
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: 2010, 198 (4), 292–298.
Broad and sustained improvement possible for people with co-occurring borderline personality and alcohol use disorders participating in deconstructive psychotherapy.

STUDY 2014 HTM file
Do UK television alcohol advertisements abide by the code of broadcast advertising rules regarding the portrayal of alcohol?

Searle, R., Alston, D., French, D.P.
Alcohol and Alcoholism: 2014, 49 (4), 472–478.
Three in four members of the UK general public perceive television alcohol adverts to be in breach of advertising standards, a finding which could have implications for the current independent review body system.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
Four nations: How evidence-based are alcohol policies and programmes across the UK?

Fitzgerald N., Angus C.
Alliance for Useful Evidence, 2015
Approaches to alcohol policy differ widely across the UK. Scottish policy appears to be most closely aligned with evidence-based recommendations, framing alcohol as a whole population issue, in contrast with UK government policy which is influenced to a greater extent by prevailing beliefs about personal responsibility for alcohol issues.

COLLECTION 2016 HTM file
The Addiction archive

‘Collections’ are customised Effectiveness Bank searches not available via the standard options in the search pages. Complete list of Effectiveness Bank analyses of articles in the journal Addiction published by our partner the Society for the Study of Addiction.

HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
Is it futile to match alcohol treatments to the patient?

Ashton M.
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Even if overall one type of therapy for problem drinking is no better than another, surely this is just because certain therapies worked best with certain patients? Expectations that ‘matching’ would lead to improved outcomes were dashed in what was intended to be the definitive test, but it would be premature entirely to dismiss the idea.


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