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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 770 documents.

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STUDY 2010 HTM file
Alcohol screening and brief intervention in a policing context: a mixed methods feasibility study

Brown N., Newbury-Birch D., McGovern R. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Review: 2010, 29, p. 647–654.
Risky drinking was widespread among the disorder and assault suspects screened for alcohol problems and (as indicated) offered brief advice by civilian staff at a police station in north east England, but they constituted just a quarter of the arrestees intended to have been screened.

STUDY 2012 HTM file
Audit of alcohol detoxification at Leeds Addiction Unit

Rana A., Luthra V., Wazir M.N.K. et al.
Drugs and Alcohol Today: 2012, 12(1), p. 4550.
In a specialist hospital unit in Leeds, virtually all the alcohol dependent outpatients completed detoxification and all but a few went on to try to sustain their drinking reductions using the aversive medication disulfiram, indicative of what can be achieved in these settings.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Alcohol and drug prevention in nightlife settings: a review of experimental studies

Bolier L., Voorham L., Monshouwer K. et al.
Substance Use & Misuse: 2011, 46(13), p. 1569–1591.
In pubs and clubs, especially for young patrons, out-of-control intoxication is sometimes the aim rather than an undesirable outcome to be prevented. How in these circumstances to reduce use and harm has been investigated in the 17 studies analysed in this review.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Disulfiram in severe alcoholism – an open controlled study

Ulrichsen J., Nielsen M.K., Ulrichsen M.
Nordic Journal of Psychiatry: 2010, 64(6), p. 356–362.
From Denmark a randomised trial of disulfiram in the treatment of alcohol dependence reveals the major weakness of the treatment - that among some sets of patients, few will consistently take tablets they know will cause unpleasant effects if they drink.

STUDY 2012 HTM file
Alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary health care

McGovern R., Kaner E., Deluca P. et al.
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 2012.
The primary health arm of the largest alcohol screening and brief intervention study yet conducted in Britain found that the proportion of risky drinkers fell just as much after the most minimal of screening and intervention methods as after more sophisticated and longer (but still brief) alternatives.

STUDY 2012 HTM file
Alcohol screening and brief intervention in probation

McGovern R., Newbury-Birch D., Deluca P. et al.
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 2012.
The probation arm of the largest alcohol screening and brief intervention study yet conducted in Britain found that the proportion of offenders drinking at risky levels fell just as much after the most minimal of screening and intervention methods as after more sophisticated and longer (but still brief) alternatives.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
Internet therapy versus internet self-help versus no treatment for problematic alcohol use: a randomized controlled trial

Blankers M., Koeter M.W.J., Schippers G.M.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: 2011, 79(3), p. 330–341.
From the Netherlands, the first randomised controlled trial to evaluate internet-based therapy for problem drinking via text-chat conversations with a real therapist found this improved on an automated self-help option; on average alcohol intake was cut by nearly two-thirds.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
Modeling the cost-effectiveness of health care systems for alcohol use disorders: how implementation of eHealth interventions improves cost-effectiveness

Smit F., Lokkerbol J., Riper H. et al.
Journal of Medical Internet Research: 2011, 13(3), e56.
Computer simulation suggests that health would improve and/or costs be reduced if on-line brief interventions and therapy were added to or replaced conventional alcohol-related health care; these results for the Netherlands are based on a simulation model applicable as an aid to national policymaking in other countries.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
Curbing alcohol use in male adults through computer generated personalized advice: randomized controlled trial

Boon B., Risselada A., Huiberts A. et al.
Journal of Medical Internet Research: 2011, 13(2), e43.
Spending just ten minutes each on a drinking feedback and advice web site is leading over 2000 heavy drinking Dutch men a year to reduce to safer levels was the implication of this randomised trial from the Netherlands.

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Computer based alcohol interventions

McAuley A.
NHS Health Scotland, 2012.
Worth trying but unproven for the UK and the general population and need evaluating, was the message of this review for the health service in Scotland of computer-based alcohol interventions as possible ways to extend the reach of treatment and of the national brief intervention programme.


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