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 791 documents.

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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.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 274Kb
Antabuse reduces cocaine and alcohol use among opiate maintenance patients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Regular alcohol and cocaine use are common among opiate dependent patients and only partially (if at all) affected by opioid maintenance treatment; US studies suggest that disulfiram can curb use of both these drugs among maintenance patients.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 163Kb
How best to screen for alcohol problems

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A test of the alcohol problem screening strategy recommended by an official US guide found it preferable to popular alternatives when applied to emergency department patients.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 171Kb
Encouraging people to return for aftercare

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Two simple inexpensive interventions have been shown to make a substantial difference to the rate of return for aftercare following intensive day or residential care, helping maintain the benefits especially for the most vulnerable patients.

OFFCUT 2001 PDF file 108Kb
US best practice and evidence-based treatment guides

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Treatment Improvement Protocol expert consensus statements on best practice and evidence-based therapy manuals available free of charge from US government web sites.


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