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 2008 HTM file
'Most promising' alcohol prevention programme tried with poor black black US families

on the web
The Strengthening Families Program assessed by UK analysts as the most promising intervention over the longer-term for the primary prevention of alcohol misuse has gained further support from a US trial among poor black families.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Self-financing resident-run houses maintain recovery after treatment

on the web
A US recovery model has proved its effectiveness in a rare randomised trial of a mutual aid intervention. The self-financing structure may help overcome restrictions on the supply and duration of residential rehabilitation in the UK.

IN PRACTICE 2001 PDF file 280Kb
Monitoring with MAP: the Maudsley Addiction Profile

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Broad-ranging yet brief with a research pedigree and tailor-made for Britain, MAP is fast becoming the gold standard in routine outcome monitoring. The chief MAPmaker describes his creation.

REVIEW 2001 PDF file 594Kb
Cycle of change

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Its simplicity is beguiling, but does the ubiquitous Prochaska and DiClemente cycle of change model simply describe the change process, or help predict and accelerate it? Professor Robin Davidson casts a sceptical eye over the evidence.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 391Kb
Prevention is a two-way process

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In a series of renowned meta-analyses, Nancy Tobler integrated research on over 100 school prevention programmes: key message for educators, make it a dialogue, not a lecture. Here she gives an accessible, practice-oriented account of her findings.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 99Kb
Naltrexone prevents return to heavy drinking

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The British study which provided the largest test to date of naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol dependence. In conditions typical of NHS alcohol treatment centres, it confirmed that taken as directed, the drug reduces alcohol consumption.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 143Kb
In UK acamprosate fails to prevent relapse to drinking but European evidence remains positive

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A large UK trial found that acamprosate failed to reduce relapse among detoxified alcoholics but more positive international evidence was confirmed in Italy. Differences in patients, regimes and measures might account for the difference.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 300Kb
Brief motivational therapy minimises health care costs except among more problematic drinkers

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In the US Project MATCH alcohol treatment trial, relatively brief motivational interviewing resulted in lower health care costs overall but costs incurred by poor prognosis patients were reduced most by the two more intensive (CBT and 12-step) therapies.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 97Kb
General practices can be trained to help families cope with drinkers and drugtakers

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A UK pilot study demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of a treatment package to relieve stress and improve coping among primary care patients affected by problem drug and alcohol use in the family, but few practices implemented the intervention.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 100Kb
Persistent and credible enforcement needed to prevent widespread alcohol sales to under-18s

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The first scientific study in Britain of test purchases of alcohol by underage children implies that persistent, credible and well publicised enforcement will be needed; short-term 'crackdowns' risk being followed by an upsurge in illegal sales.


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