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
A new paradigm for long-term recovery

DuPont R.L., Humphreys K.
Substance Abuse: 2011, 32, p. 1–6.
On the basis of three innovative US programmes for offenders or doctors with substance use problems, this analysis concludes that many seriously dependent individuals stop using if non-use is enforced through intensive monitoring and swift, certain but not necessarily severe consequences.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Setting the standard for recovery: physicians' health programs

DuPont R.L., McLellan A.T., White W.L. et al.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2009, 36, p. 159–171.
US physician health programmes demonstrate that long-term intensive monitoring of substance use allied with swift and certain sanctions and abstinence-based mutual aid and treatment can enable seriously dependent individuals to stop using psychoactive substances.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
The 24/7 Sobriety Project

Long L.
Unpublished.
An account from the its originator of the genesis, working and impressive impacts of South Dakota's 24/7 Sobriety project; rather than treating repeat drink-driving offenders, the project enforces abstinence via frequent testing and the threat of immediate brief imprisonment.

STUDY 2007 HTM file
Analysis of South Dakota 24-7 Sobriety program data

Mountain Plains Evaluation, LLC.
Mountain Plains Evaluation, LLC, 2007.
Analysis of data routinely collected by South Dakota's 24/7 Sobriety project reveals that offenders test alcohol-free at 99% of the scheduled twice-daily tests intended to enforce abstinence via the threat of a bail violation leading to immediate brief imprisonment.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
The impact of screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment in emergency department patients' alcohol use: a 3-, 6- and 12-month follow-up

Academic ED SBIRT Research Collaborative.
Alcohol and Alcoholism: 2010, 45(6), p. 514–519.
A few minutes with specially hired interventionists can curb the intake of heavy-drinking emergency patients, but in routine practice hospital staff will usually have to do this work. A US study tested this real-world scenario and found the modest drinking reductions were short-lived.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Adapting psychotherapy to the individual patient: Coping style

Beutler L.E., Harwood M.T., Kimpara S. et al.
Journal of Clinical Psychology: 2011, 67(2), p. 176–183.
Meta-analytic review commissioned by a US task force concludes that externalising patients are best matched to psychotherapies focused on skill-building and symptom change, while those characterised by self-criticism and emotional avoidance benefit most from interpersonally focused and insight-oriented approaches.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Adapting psychotherapy to the individual patient: Attachment style

Levy K.N., Ellison W.D., Scott L.N. et al.
Journal of Clinical Psychology: 2011, 67(2), p. 193–203.
Meta-analytic review commissioned by a US task force concludes that psychotherapy patients who feel secure in and easily form close and trusting intimate relationships have better outcomes, while the reverse is the case for those anxious about close relationships.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Adapting psychotherapy to the individual patient: Stages of change

Norcross J.C., Krebs P.M., Prochaska J.O.
Journal of Clinical Psychology: 2011, 67(2), p. 143–154.
Prochaska and DiClemente's stages of change reliably predict how well psychotherapy patients will do based on their initial stage, but no relevant studies were found on whether matching therapy to the patient's initial stage of change improves outcomes.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
What works for whom: tailoring psychotherapy to the person

Norcross J.C., Krebs P.M., Prochaska J.O.
Journal of Clinical Psychology: 2011, 67(2), p. 127–132.
Based on commissioned meta-analytic reviews, a US task force judged that adapting psychotherapy to the patient's reactance/resistance, preferences, culture, and religion/spirituality demonstrably improved effectiveness.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Adapting psychotherapy to the individual patient: Culture

Smith T.B., Domenech Rodríguez M., Bernal G.
Journal of Clinical Psychology: 2011, 67(2), p. 166–175.
Meta-analytic review commissioned by a US task force concludes that mental health services targeted to a specific cultural group were several times more effective than those for clients from a variety of backgrounds, and that more effective treatments had more cultural adaptations.


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