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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 775 documents.

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REVIEW 2009 HTM file
A preliminary study of the population-adjusted effectiveness of substance abuse prevention programming: towards making IOM program types comparable

Shamblen S.R., Derzon J.H.
Journal of Primary Prevention: 2009, 30, p. 89–107.
One of the biggest strategic decisions facing prevention planners is whether to target high-risk groups or to prioritise universal programmes. This analysis won't decide the issue, but it does create an important new tool for comparing these strategies.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
A practical clinical trial of coordinated care management to treat substance use disorders among public assistance beneficiaries

Morgenstern J., Hogue A., Dauber S. et al.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: 2009, 77(2), p. 257–269.
Further demonstration from a US research team that relatively intensive case management support does help welfare applicants overcome substance use problems, but in this case only those not already managed through substitute prescribing.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 118Kb
Therapist directiveness is an important influence on outcomes

Karno M.P.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
One of the few 'matches' found by the huge US Project MATCH alcohol treatment trial was that motivational therapy bettered CBT for clients prone to anger. One of the clinics has shown why – because motivational therapists were less directive.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 102Kb
Communities that Care aims for science-based community action

Shiner M. Crow I.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
When the Communities that Care prevention methodology was tried in Britain, the existing community development infrastructure determined whether local coalitions could implement its risk profiling tools and effectively generate action to address identified risks.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 104Kb
Phone reminders cut 'no shows' by nearly two-thirds

Booth P.G.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
By introducing a phoned reminder, an alcohol treatment clinic in Liverpool cut by nearly two-thirds the number of patients who simply failed to turn up for assessment, avoiding wastage of staff time due to missed appointments.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 112Kb
Pharmacotherapies which work with men do not help women

Nich C. Pettinati H.M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Emerging indications from studies of disulfiram treatment of cocaine dependence and sertraline for alcohol dependence that pharmacotherapies which work for men do not always help women.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 113Kb
Lasting benefits nine years after a brief alcohol intervention

Nilssen O.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A unique study from Norway discerned lasting benefits from a brief alcohol intervention nine years after risky drinkers had been identified during mass screening for heart disease and other medical risk factors.

OFFCUT 2005 PDF file 98Kb
Crime and disorder partnerships yet to commit to tackling alcohol

Richardson A.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
When in 2001/02 the Home Office analysed the plans of crime and disorder reduction partnerships in England and Wales they found most linked alcohol to violence and disorder or anti-social behaviour, but few prioritised tackling the link or set explicit targets.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 156Kb
Preventive impact of computer simulations

Steven Schinke
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
US pre-teens 'prevented themselves' from going on to drink (and smoke or use cannabis) through computerised scenarios involving decisions over drinking, offering a way to introduce education and prevention in youth facilities without expert teaching staff.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Improving public addiction treatment through performance contracting: the Delaware experiment

McLellan A.T., Kemp J., Brooks A. et al.
Health Policy: 2008, 87, p. 296–308.
Instead of telling addiction treatment providers what to do to qualify for funding, the US state of Delaware set recruitment and engagement targets and largely left the methods up to the services. Result: more and more engaging treatment without stifling innovation.


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