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 779 documents.

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OFFCUT 2006 PDF file 125Kb
Impulse smoking cessation resolutions twice as likely to stick as planned

Cutler R.B. Sobell L. West R. Matzger H. Witkiewitz K.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The popular cycle of change model offers one way to envision intentional change but that is not the only or the most lasting way addiction is resolved; seemingly sudden conversions to abstinence are common and lead to more lasting remission.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 106Kb
Improving continuity of care in a public addiction treatment system with clinical case management

McLellan AT, Weinstein RL, Shen Q, Kendig C, Levine M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Philadelphia intensive case management created the kind of post-detoxification continuity of care which dramatically cut repeated admissions for detoxification, increased the numbers able to be treated, and offered patients a better chance of gaining lasting stability.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 114Kb
Harm reduction education successfully extended to illegal drugs

Christiane Poulin Jocelyn Nicholson
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A small sample of Canadian schools generally endorsed the appropriateness of harm reduction education for older teenagers, and in the two which implemented the programme, substance use and related damage and risk were curbed compared to other local schools.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 207Kb
Effective delivery and positive message works for school-based media campaigns

Michael D. Slater 1,7, Kathleen J. Kelly, Ruth W. Edwards, Pamela J. Thurman, Barbara A. Plested, Thomas J. Keefe, Frank R. Lawrence Kimberly L. Henry
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A rare finding of substantially reduced youth substance use following a media campaign demonstrates the value of well tailored content and an effective, manageable delivery mechanism.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 196Kb
Patient-focused alcohol treatment aids wives and children too

Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas William Fals-Stewart Murphy M, Murphy CM. Timothy J. O'Farrell
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Whether families benefit from alcohol treatment as well as the patients has rarely been studied. This US analysis demonstrated that they do, positioning alcohol treatment as also contributing to child and family welfare objectives.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 159Kb
Integrated care for dual diagnosis patients betters parallel provision

Mangrum LF Spence RT Lopez M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
This rare test of truly integrated substance use and mental health care for severely mentally ill patients found it cut subsequent psychiatric and legal crises. Even where full integration is not possible, the same principles could improve the work of mental health and addiction services.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 170Kb
Naltrexone aids primary care alcohol treatment

Raymond F. Anton, Stephanie S. OMalley Domenic A. Ciraulo Ron A. Cisler David Couper Dennis M. Donovan David R. Gastfriend James D. Hosking Bankole A. Johnson Joseph S. LoCastro Richard Longabaugh Barbara J. Mason Margaret E. Mattson William R. Miller He
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Findings from the large-scale US COMBINE study add to accumulating evidence that the drug naltrexone is a valuable therapeutic enhancement for the kind of dependent drinkers and the kind of treatments suited to primary care settings.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 198Kb
Drink-driving cut by 30-minute talk with hospital patients

Schermer, Carol R. Moyers, Theresa B. Miller, William R. Bloomfield, Lori A.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Patients admitted to a US hospital following a traffic accident had fewer arrests for drink-driving after a short talk with hospital staff about their drinking, the first such finding and one which reinforced the case for hospital-based brief interventions.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Counselor motivational interviewing skills and young adult change talk articulation during brief motivational interventions

Gaume J., Bertholet N., Faouzi M. et al.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2010, 39, p. 272–281.
In the study of Swiss army conscripts, reflective listening emerged as possibly the key active ingredient in a brief alcohol intervention based on motivational interviewing.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Acamprosate for alcohol dependence

Rsner S., Hackl-Herrwerth A., Leucht S. et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: 2010, 9. Art. No. CD004332.
The first Cochrane review of the drug acamprosate as a treatment for alcohol dependence finds clear evidence that it offers worthwhile if modest benefits in preventing a return to drinking after detoxification.

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