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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STUDY 2003 PDF file 278Kb
Secondary school DARE ineffective without interactive extensions

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The first randomised trial of the DARE drug prevention curriculum for pupils of secondary school age found its police-led lessons ineffective unless supplemented by activities which involved parents, pupils and communities as active participants.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 151Kb
Drug education: inspections show that tick box returns are no guarantee of quality

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
On-the-ground inspections in England and Scotland reveal that impressive returns to national monitoring systems can obscure poor quality practice in schools; lack of interactivity in teaching methods is a major gap.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Universal screening for alcohol problems in primary care fails in Denmark and no longer on UK agenda

on the web
Negative findings from a Danish attempt to implement the primary care screening and brief intervention protocol for heavy drinkers which emerged from World Health Organization trials suggest it was right for the UK to turn away from universal screening.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 1238Kb
The American STAR comes to England

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The Midwestern Prevention Project gained pride of place in US guides, received the accolades of experts, and was the original model for the English national drug education trial, yet the evidence for this US school-community programme was seriously flawed.

REVIEW 2003 PDF file 665Kb
Interesting times in the pharmacotherapy of alcohol dependence

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A trio of US experts led by Hugh Myrick guide you through the pharmaceuticals now making the headlines in alcohol withdrawal and anti-relapse therapy.

IN PRACTICE 2003 PDF file 601Kb
Much more than outcomes

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The principles behind this treatment monitoring system developed in Leeds remain relevant: grounded in a theory of addiction, it can accommodate the shifting priorities of politicians or commissioners without threatening its scientific integrity.

OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 151Kb
Restricted view creates impression of 'chronic relapsing condition'

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
New studies suggest that the image of addiction as a 'chronic relapsing condition' is due to seeing it through the narrow slit of treatment populations who lack (or have been denied) the physical, psychological and social resources needed to recover.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 162Kb
Health funders cut their own costs by commissioning substance use treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A large US health provider found that outpatient treatment for substance dependence saved it money by reducing future inpatient stays and emergency attendances. For the health service, providing this treatment can be considered spending to save.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 193Kb
Addressing heavy drinking by needle exchange users could reduce infection risk

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Under two hours of risk assessment and motivational sessions cut heavy drinking and equipment sharing among exchange attenders, offering a way to further reduce the risks of overdose, viral infection and the aggravation of pre-existing hepatitis disease.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 172Kb
Injury rate cut in heavy drinking accident and emergency patients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
One of the few studies to have tried alcohol interventions in the emergency department rather than after admission was also the first to find a significant reduction in later injuries, but only if the initial approach had been reinforced with a booster.


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