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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 770 documents.

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STUDY 2007 HTM file
Measuring performance of brief alcohol counseling in medical settings: a review of the options and lessons from the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system

Bradley K.A., Williams E.C., Achtmeyer C.E., et al.
Substance Abuse: 2007, 28(4), p. 133-149.
Having mandated universal screening for alcohol problems, the US health system for ex military personnel here thoughtfully addresses how to measure the degree to which this led to appropriate implementation of brief interventions.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 87Kb
First British study to tackle excessive drinking by methadone patients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
English clinic challenged assumptions by patients and staff that excessive drinking was not a priority for patients dependent on opiates. A short programme of motivational interviewing, plus detox when needed, led many to curb their drinking.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 194Kb
Teachers can teach while nurses do prevention

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Promising results from one-to-one brief drinking prevention advice by US school nurses offers a way to release teachers from the bind of objectively teaching about substance use while trying to prevent it.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 167Kb
Police and licensees working together curb violent incidents in Cardiff

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A multi-agency project led by police focused on improving the management of licensed premises and modifying violence-generating features of the nighttime city centre. The result was to curb the rise in violence seen elsewhere in Wales.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 196Kb
School lessons reduce alcohol-related harm

Nyanda McBride
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Australia a rare trial of a harm reduction curriculum has shown that it can safeguard pupils at both ends of the alcohol risk spectrum, reducing adverse consequences among drinkers and promoting moderation and abstinence among initial non-drinkers.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 115Kb
Clues on to how to match clients to therapeutic styles

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Convergent clues to how to match clients to therapist styles have emerged from research at a Philadelphia counselling service seeing poor black cocaine users and from an offshoot of Project MATCH involving mainly white, employed dependent drinkers.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 99Kb
How to transform a poor aftercare attendance record into an excellent one

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Through a series of inexpensive or cost-free initiatives each building on the other, researchers at the US Salem Veterans Affairs medical centre transformed its aftercare attendance record and improved substance use outcomes.

OFFCUT 2004 PDF file 89Kb
Controversy over screening primary care patients for risky drinking

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Just when a World Health Organisation project was seeking to persuade GPs to screen primary care patients for risky drinking, this hotly contested study concluded that universal screening was an ineffective use of health care resources.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 947Kb
Doing it together strengthens families and helps prevent substance use

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Origins and achievements of the US programme singled out by British reviewers as the most promising "effective intervention over the longer-term for the primary prevention of alcohol misuse".

REVIEW 2004 PDF file 967Kb
Take the network into treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Distinguished US authors summarise the evidence for a new direction in the treatment of substance abuse problems - harnessing friends, lovers, sons, daughters and workmates to reconstruct the incentives in a client's life.


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