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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STUDY 2010 HTM file
A randomized pilot study of the Engaging Moms Program for family drug court

Dakof G.A., Cohen J.B., Henderson C.E. et al.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2010, 38, p. 263–274.
US researchers may have found a better way to support mothers at risk of losing custody of their children so they engage in and benefit from substance use treatment and meet family court requirements, meaning more children can safely stay with their parents.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
The family drug and alcohol court (FDAC) evaluation project: final report

Harwin J., Ryan M, Tunnard J. et al.
Uxbridge: Brunel University, 2011.
The first family drug and alcohol court in Britain offers intensive specialist support to parents of children at risk due to parental substance misuse; the result in this small-scale pilot study was better parental and child outcomes at lower cost.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
Alcohol prevention and school students: findings from an Australian 2-year trial of integrated harm minimization school drug education

Midford R., Ramsden R. Lester L. et al.
Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention: 2015, pre-publication.
Substance use education in schools targeting harm reduction rather than prevention of use gains ground with the alcohol-related results from this large-scale Australian trial; the researchers call for the approach to replace ineffective usual lessons.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Multidimensional Family Therapy for young adolescent substance abuse: twelve-month outcomes of a randomized controlled trial

Liddle H.A, Rowe C.L., Dakof G.A. et al.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: 2009, 77(1), p. 12–25.
Holistic family therapy helped younger teens and their families get back on track before problems escalate, but was substance use really their focal problem?

STUDY 2012 HTM file
The first 90 days following release from jail: Findings from the Recovery Management Checkups for Women Offenders (RMCWO) experiment

Scott C.K., Dennis M.L.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2012, 125, p. 110–118.
For the first time regular checkups to promote treatment re-entry have been tried with an all-female problem substance user caseload, and one leaving prison rather than community-based treatment. Over the first three months more returned to treatment more promptly. Previous studies suggest this will lead to reduced substance use, crime and HIV infections.

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Do manualized psychosocial interventions help reduce relapse among alcohol-dependent adults treated with naltrexone or placebo? A meta-analysis

Agosti V., Nunes E.V., O’Shea D. et al.
American Journal on Addictions: 2012, 21(6), p. 501–507.
Supplementing the medication naltrexone with psychosocial relapse-prevention therapies has not helped prevent relapse among alcohol-dependent patients. However, these therapies have elevated outcomes among placebo patients to the level of those prescribed naltrexone.

STUDY 2013 HTM file
The assessment of recovery capital: properties and psychometrics of a measure of addiction recovery strengths

Groshkova T., Best D., White W.
Drug and Alcohol Review: 2013, 32(2), p. 187–194.
Testing in the UK suggested that a questionnaire assessing the ‘recovery capital’ resources which help overcome addiction might underpin more recovery-oriented assessments of services and of client progress and needs – but only a study which followed up patients could confirm this, and do some of the questions assess ability to recover, or recovery itself?

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Efficacy of brief alcohol screening intervention for college students (BASICS): a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Fachini A., Aliane P.P., Martinez E.Z. et al.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy: 2012, 7:40.
Synthesis of randomised trials of one of the most widely implemented and studied approaches to heavy-drinking among college students finds it does reduce both drinking and related problems, but compared to what is unclear, and none of the individual trials was convincing.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Policy options for alcohol price regulation: the importance of modelling population heterogeneity

Meier P.S., Purshouse R., Brennan A.
Addiction: 2010, 105(3), p. 383–393.
Minimum unit pricing for alcohol has in England faced the barrier of being seen as punishing the majority drinking public for the minority of irresponsible and ‘binge’ drinkers. This report reassuringly assessed the impacts on moderate drinkers as minor – but less reassuringly, so too the impacts on young ‘bingers’.

STUDY 2015 HTM file
ADAPTA: A pilot randomised controlled trial of an alcohol-focused intervention versus a healthy living intervention for problem drinkers identified in a general hospital setting

Watson J.M., Fairhurst C., Jinshuo L. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2015, 154, 117–124.
This UK study tested the idea that a multi-behaviour healthy living intervention would be more acceptable and more effective among problem drinking patients identified by a screening test than a specific alcohol intervention, but in both options found recruitment and retention challenging.


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