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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REVIEW 2005 PDF file 813Kb
The motivational hallo

Ashton M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Part 3 of the Manners Matter series investigates motivational interviewing, the most influential counselling style in addiction treatment. At first we couldn't believe what we'd found - but it really has worked best without a manual.

REVIEW 2006 PDF file 1464Kb
Motivational arm twisting: contradiction in terms?

Ashton M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Part 4 of the Manners Matter series asks whether motivational interviewing can overcome the hostile prison environment and the distrust of youngsters, drink drivers and other offenders pressured into counselling by the criminal justice system.

REVIEW 2006 PDF file 797Kb
My way or yours?

Ashton M.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Do you bristle when someone else takes the lead or gladly take a back seat? In therapy too, directiveness matters, and in a surprisingly consistent way. Part 5 of the Manners Matter series unpicks the common thread from the literature.

SERIES OF ARTICLES 2002 PDF file 2075Kb
Investing in alcohol treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Two-part series extracted from an impressive Australian review. First, how to identify a drinking problem; second, whether brief talks with heavy drinkers identified by screening work, and how staff can be encouraged to implement them.

REVIEW 2002 PDF file 1279Kb
Investing in alcohol treatment: brief interventions

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Second instalment of the comprehensive review funded by Australia's health department examines brief talks to heavy drinkers identified at hospitals or in primary care. Do they work, and how can staff be encouraged to implement them?

STUDY 2002 PDF file 446Kb
Defeating DTs

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In 1969 a groundbreaking study established the benzodiazepines as the treatment of choice for preventing life-threatening complications from alcohol withdrawal. Expert commentary on the study plus the reflections of the original researcher.

OFFCUT 2002 PDF file 239Kb
Remarkable confluence of views with profound implications for treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Leading US researchers argue that if addiction is a chronic condition (because the individual or the environment is difficult to change), then care should be spread thinly and extensively and assessed in terms of change during not after treatment.

OFFCUT 2002 PDF file 228Kb
Web-based support for staff dealing with alcohol problems in primary care

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Information and support for GPs considering screening and brief intervention for heavy drinking patients.

REVIEW 2002 PDF file 174Kb
Convincing evidence that acamprosate and naltrexone help prevent alcohol relapse

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Despite patchy results in individual studies, two meta-analyses which combined findings from rigorous trials have confirmed that acamprosate and naltrexone help prevent relapse after detoxification from alcohol. See extended text for further studies.

STUDY 2002 PDF file 178Kb
Non-returners benefit from making initial alcohol treatment assessment into a brief intervention

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Canada a brief motivational intervention integrated into initial assessment substantially reduced drinking among drinkers who did not return for treatment, offering a fail-safe mechanism to cater for early drop-out.


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