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 792 documents.

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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.

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.

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