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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Norcross J.C., Lambert M.J.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 4–8.
Based on new meta-analytic reviews, a US task force has authoritatively assessed what makes for an effective therapeutic relationship. Though not specific to substance use, this work will be critical to the recovery agenda for addiction treatment.
REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Alliance in individual psychotherapy
Horvath A.O., Del Re A.C., Flückiger C. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 9–16.
This comprehensive meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that the relationship between psychotherapist and client is one of the largest and most consistent indicators of outcomes. Authoritative practice recommendations will aid substance use counsellors and therapists.
Shirk S.R., Karver M.S., Brown R.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 17–24.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that the relationship between therapist and young clients matters about as much as for adults. Practice recommendations will aid counsellors, therapists and mental health teams dealing with young substance users.
STUDY 2003 HTM file
Substances, adolescence (meta-analysis)
Roona M.R., Streke A., Marshall D.
In: Gullotta T.P., Bloom M., eds. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003, p. 1073–1078.
The most influential finding in drug education research – that interactive teaching methods have the greatest prevention impact – was confirmed by the featured report but later questioned by unpublished analyses using better statistical methods, an episode which has left concern and uncertainty in its wake.
International Journal of Self Help and Self Care: 2006–2007, 5(1), p. 73–104.
Why do AA members join on-line groups which meet 'virtually' over the internet rather than or as well as face-to-face groups? Based on his own experiences and interviews with other members, an AA member supplies some answers, among which are the enrichment provided by international perspectives.
Marsh J.C., Smith B.D., Bruni M.
Children and Youth Services Review: 2011, 33, p. 466–472.
This US-focused review calls for parents with substance use problems in the child welfare system to receive integrated services which comprehensively assess health and social problems and systematically match needs to problems in the context of a positive client-provider relationship.
Mishra B.R., Nizamie S.H., Das B. et al.
Addiction: 2010, 105, p. 49–55.
In India the brains of alcohol dependent patients were repeatedly stimulated using a magnetic coil held close to the front right part of the skull. The result was to further reduce their craving for alcohol compared to a similar but inactive procedure.
[UK] Department of Health, Health Improvement, National Support Teams.
[UK] Department of Health, 2011.
When the English Department of Health's alcohol policy support team visited local areas, they found an improving but often muddled and uncoordinated attempt to improve public health through alcohol-related interventions which lacked consistent commitment.
STUDY 2011 HTM file
Prison health needs assessment for alcohol problems
Parkes T., MacAskill S., Brooks O. et al.
NHS Health Scotland, 2011.
What does the Scottish Prison Service need to do to adequately address alcohol problems among inmates? This needs assessment funded by the Scottish Government assesses the size of the problem, identifies the gaps, and recommends ways to plug them based on a review of relevant research.
McCoard S., Skellington Orr K., McKellar J. et al.
NHS Health Scotland, 2011.
Investigates what outside prison is being done in Scotland to meet the needs of problem drinking offenders by criminal justice and other services, and assesses whether local arrangements measure up to the size and nature of the task. Non-evidence based funding and the need to develop integrated care pathways emerged as key issues.
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