Alcohol: the complete collection
 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 partner Alcohol Change UK, starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 792 documents.

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MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell E4: Treatment systems; Psychosocial therapies

Ashton M.
Key studies on systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing psychosocial therapies, and the roles of those therapies within the overall treatment system. Focus is on examining the research credentials of guidance from NICE and mutual aid’s potential to bridge the gap between diminished resources and heightened recovery ambitions.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell D4: Organisational functioning; Psychosocial therapies

Ashton M.
Key studies on how treatment organisations affect implementation and effectiveness of psychosocial therapies. Explores the effects of high staff turnover, how to reduce it, and the importance of services being ready for change, and asks whether change driven by money rather than humanitarian mission is just as good for patients.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell C4: Management/supervision; Psychosocial therapies

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on management and supervision in psychosocial therapies. Focus is on evidence of the need for post-training ‘coaching’ and for letting therapists know how their clients are doing – especially when they are doing badly.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A3: Interventions; Medical treatment

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies and reviews on the effectiveness of medical interventions and treatment in medical settings.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell B4: Practitioners; Psychosocial therapies

Ashton M.
Key studies on the impact of the practitioner in psychosocial therapies for alcohol dependence. Structured around Carl Rogers’ classic account of the prerequisites of effective psychotherapy.

STUDY 2020 HTM file
Improving access to care for people who inject drugs: qualitative evaluation of Project ITTREAT – an integrated community hepatitis C service

Phillips C., Schulkind J., O’Sullivan M. et al.
Journal of Viral Hepatitis: 2020, 27, p. 176–187.
A UK-based project placed a dedicated full-time hepatitis C nurse into a drug and alcohol treatment service. The experiences of people who inject drugs and attended the service reveal the degree to which this strategy can remove barriers to the infection treatment so crucial to containing the virus.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A4: Interventions; Psychosocial therapies

Ashton M.
Key studies on the ‘common factors’ underlying psychosocial therapies for problem drinking and the effectiveness of specific approaches. Explores the famous ‘Dodo bird’ hypothesis that all bona fide therapies are equivalent, examines the legacy of the UK’s most ambitious treatment trial, asks whether therapy can really make things worse, and questions how research amalgamating impacts from many patients can be applied to the treatment of an individual in their individual circumstances.

REVIEW 2020 HTM file
Effectiveness of naltrexone treatment for alcohol use disorders in HIV: a systematic review

Farhadian N., Moradi S., Zamanian M.H. et al.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy: 2020, 15(24).
The negative impact of alcohol use disorders can reverberate in different areas of people’s lives. For people living with HIV, this can extend to their engagement with HIV treatment. Review asks whether a recommended pharmacological treatment for alcohol dependence in the general population could improve overall health outcomes for people living with HIV.

STUDY 2007 HTM file
Preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies: a randomized controlled trial

Floyd R.L., Sobell M., Velasquez M.M. et al.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine: 2007, 32(1), p. 1–10.
Foetal exposure to alcohol is a leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities. Targeting interventions at women before they become pregnant – as with Project CHOICES – could shift the focus in clinical practice from treatment of substance-exposed pregnancies to prevention of a major (and costly) public health concern.

MATRIX CELL 2020 HTM file
Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell E3: Treatment systems; Medical treatment

Ashton M.
Seminal and key studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively providing medical interventions and treatment in medical settings. Includes discussions of what a good quality alcohol service would look like and whether the UK is making progress on systems for treating the overlap between substance use and mental health problems.


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