Alcohol: the complete collection
 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 partner Alcohol Change UK, starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 791 documents.

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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.

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.

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