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 771 documents.

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STUDY 2010 HTM file
Whole person recovery: a user-centred systems approach to problem drug use

Daddow R., Broome S.
London: Royal Society of Arts, 2010
Report on the first phases of the Whole Person Recovery Project in England which aimed to place drug and alcohol/service users at the centre of an approach to fostering holistic recovery from addiction based on the collective effort of 'recovery communities'.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Is the therapeutic community an evidence-based treatment? What the evidence says

De Leon G.
Therapeutic Communities: 2010, 31(2), p. 104–128.
By means of this review of prominent North American trials and meta-analyses, a leading researcher in to therapeutic communities tries to settle the issue of whether these effectively and cost-effectively treat addiction, so research can move on to how to make them more effective.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Community reinforcement and family training: an effective option to engage treatment-resistant substance-abusing individuals in treatment

Roozen H.G., de Waart, van der Kroft P.
Addiction: 2010, 105, p. 1729–1738.
Review concludes that neither confrontation nor disengagement from a family member work as well at engaging them in treatment as an approach based on systematically organising the intended patient's social environment to reward treatment entry.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Use of small incentives for increasing participation and reducing dropout in a family drug-use prevention program in a Spanish sample

Díaz S. A-H., Pérez J.M.E.
Substance Use and Misuse: 2009, 44(14), p. 1990–2000.
In Spain offering families of secondary school children a low-value voucher to come to family-based prevention sessions greatly improved attendance even after the vouchers were discontinued.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
An in-depth survey of the screening and assessment practices of highly regarded adolescent substance abuse treatment programs

Gans J., Falco M., Schackman B.R. et al.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse: 2010, 19(1), p. 33–47.
US substance use treatment programmes for adolescents which had been recommended by experts were nevertheless highly variable and inconsistent in the quality of their screening and assessment of the substance use, family circumstances and mental health of their patients.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Alcohol misusers' experiences of employment and the benefit system

Bauld L., Carroll C., Hay G. et al.
[UK] Department for Work and Pensions, 2010
Substantial barriers to employment were revealed by interviews with alcohol service clients in Britain and with staff working in or with treatment agencies. Holistic recovery rather than just completing treatment was the key. Reviews relevant international research.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Population estimates of alcohol misusers who access DWP benefits

Hay G., Bauld L.
[UK] Department for Work and Pensions, 2010
Estimates the number of problem drinkers in Britain who draw the main unemployment and welfare benefits in order to assess how many claimants may need additional help for addiction and related problems before they can move into employment. Contrasts with similar figures for problem drug users.

DOCUMENT 2010 HTM file
Drug Strategy 2010. Reducing Demand, Restricting Supply, Building Recovery: Supporting People to Live a Drug Free Life

HM Government.
HM Government, 2010.
2010 English national drug strategy: "A fundamental difference [from] those that have gone before is that instead of focusing primarily on reducing the harms caused by drug misuse, [we will] go much further and offer every support for people to choose recovery as an achievable way out of dependency."

STUDY 2009 HTM file
From in-session behaviors to drinking outcomes: a causal chain for motivational interviewing

Moyers T.B., Martina T., Houcka J.M. et al.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: 2009, 77(6), p. 1113–1124.
This substudy from the seminal US Project MATCH alcohol treatment trial found evidence for the appealingly simple and plausible conclusions that "What therapists reflect back, they will hear more of," and that promoting talk about change promotes change itself.

REVIEW 2006 PDF file 856Kb
Case management

Vanderplasschen W, Rapp RC, Wolf JR, Broekaert E.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
An expert Euro-US collaboration led by Wouter Vanderplasschen from Belgium examines what in Britain is now seen as the core mechanism for transforming isolated episodes of care into coherently staged and comprehensive reintegration programmes.


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