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 775 documents.

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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.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 209Kb
Simple induction procedures help alcohol and drug users engage with residential rehabilitation

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In the USA relatively simple extensions to induction procedures for residential rehabilitation made a radical difference to how deeply coerced and other less motivated clients engaged with the programmes.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 384Kb
Mailshot triggers reduced drinking among concerned problem drinkers

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
From Canada, the first study to find that using inexpensive mass communication methods to challenge false beliefs that most other people drink more can cut drinking among heavy drinkers, in this case only those already concerned about the risks.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 281Kb
Computerised feedback challenges belief that most drink more than me

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Promising North American alcohol prevention programs exploit the interactivity of CD-ROMs or the internet to provide personalised feedback on (among other things) how the drinking of the the user compares to population norms.


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