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 767 documents.

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OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 149Kb
Untreated controls set benchmark for alcohol treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A compilation of drinking changes among untreated control groups in randomised alcohol treatment trials shows that at follow up on average about a fifth have become abstinent and that their consumption has been reduced by a statistically significant 14%.

OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 134Kb
Is your measure of success what matters to the client, or what matters to everyone else?

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
How a patient assesses their own well-being can be poorly related to conventional outcomes such as substance use. Using quality of life as a benchmark would often give a different impression of whether one treatment or service is better than another.

OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 120Kb
New UK services help you choose and evaluate prevention resources

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Announcing two new government-funded services to help practitioners choose education and prevention resources and projects, to access existing evidence, and to develop the evidence base.

LETTER 2003 PDF file 493Kb
Blueprint not following a flawed evidence base

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Paul Baker explains why the English national evaluation of drug education decided against basing itself on two questionable US models.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 190Kb
How to identify retention-enhancing alcohol counsellors

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A Finnish study of problem drinkers offers a practical way to identify retention-enhancing therapists in advance which could be used in recruitment and training.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 188Kb
Nurses help prevent hazardous drinking while caring for injured drinkers

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
This British study found that young men injured after binge drinking respond well to a brief intervention mounted in a hospital clinic dealing with injuries of the kind often related to drinking.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 180Kb
Alcohol counselling: try brief therapy first

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
This Australian study of a drug and alcohol counselling service extended work on brief alcohol interventions to a non-medical setting, confirming their potential as a first-line response to less severely affected treatment-seeking clients.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 110Kb
Initial motivational session improves alcohol treatment retention and outcomes

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
At a US outpatient alcohol service an initial motivational interview was more effective than 'role induction' (informing the patient about the treatment) at encouraging new clients to stay longer and to gain more from the treatment which followed.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 188Kb
Naltrexone helps heavy drinkers gain control

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Spain naltrexone helped young regular binge drinkers cut back, potentially extending its role from alcoholics seeking treatment at specialist clinics to problem drinkers identified in other settings such as primary care.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 203Kb
Family programme improves on school lessons

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In this US study supplementing a leading classroom-based curriculum with evening sessions to improve parent-child interaction (the Strengthening Families Program) led to 30% fewer 12–13-year-old children starting to drink in their early teens.


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