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 768 documents.

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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.

STUDY 2002 PDF file 172Kb
Group cognitive-behavioural therapy can work well and save money

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Brazilian clinic found that for both drinkers and drug users, cognitive-behavioural therapy worked as well in a group as an individual format with potential cost-savings. Extended text documents similar studies.

STUDY 2002 PDF file 173Kb
Growth in youth drinking curbed by correcting 'normative' beliefs

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A sophisticated reanalysis of data from the US Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Trial confirmed that school lessons based on correcting 'normative beliefs' about how common substance use is among one's peers can retard growth in drinking.

STUDY 2002 PDF file 199Kb
A way to encourage drinkers to stick with naltrexone treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
An intervention which helps overcome the major impediments to naltrexone treatment of alcoholism – patients don't take the pills or drop out – has now been codified in a book which acts as a manual for conducting the intervention.

REVIEW 2002 PDF file 160Kb
Community reinforcement approach to treatment comes of age

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Signifying the therapy's new prominence, research on the community reinforcement approach has been gathered together in a prestigious book series. There also two readily available manuals, one covering alcohol treatment, the other cocaine.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Harnessing peer interaction in school-based prevention can backfire

on the web
Overall a US study found that peer-led, small group work based on friendship networks augmented the preventive impact of a substance misuse curriculum, but the reverse was the case when the closest friends of a pupil used substances relatively frequently.

REVIEW 2001 PDF file 749Kb
Investing in alcohol treatment: screening and assessment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
This first instalment of an impressive Australian review of the drug and alcohol treatment literature starts with the basics – how to recognise there is a problem in the first place.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 763Kb
Disulfiram treatment of alcoholism

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A reminder of the landmark study which galvanised researcher to investigate how disulfiram can be made to work and pioneered methodologies capable of delivering clinically useful answers. Expert commentary plus the reflections of the original researcher.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 187Kb
Emergency patients benefit from minimal alcohol intervention

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Patients screened for alcohol problems in a Swedish emergency surgical ward responded well to a simple brief intervention delivered by ward staff; outcomes were not further improved by professional counselling.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 197Kb
Alcohol dependence typology may help decide which drugs to prescribe

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In two US studies drugs with an opposing impact on a key neurotransmitter system helped different types of alcoholics curb their drinking, raising the prospect of being able to match patients to the drug elements of their treatments.


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