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 773 documents.

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REVIEW 2000 PDF file 140Kb
Attending AA: encourage but don't coerce

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A synthesis of studies which tested Alcoholics Anonymous groups or AA-based residential programmes against formal/no treatment suggests outcomes are similar to other treatments when the drinker chooses these options. Coercion may be counterproductive.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 165Kb
Brief 12-step therapy can work for children too

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The limitations of US health insurance permitted this rare quasi-random test of whether 12-step treatment is effective for adolescents dependent mainly on cannabis or alcohol and of whether doing this in a residential setting improves outcomes.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 222Kb
Everyone is NOT doing it - important prevention message for early teens

Wynn S.R.,
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A US alcohol education study distinguished by its long-term follow-up and its harm reduction objective found that school programmes can reduce excessive alcohol use among teenagers by correcting unrealistic beliefs about how normal drinking is.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 220Kb
Community action cuts drink-driving deaths

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A major US multi-site trial provides convincing evidence that comprehensive community action featuring more intensive enforcement can more than pay for itself by reducing drink-drive crashes and injuries.

LETTER 2000 PDF file 163Kb
If longer is better for drug users, why not for drinkers?

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Correspondents explore why brief interventions are so prominent in the alcohol field yet not in the drugs field and ask whether the evidence supports this divide.

IN PRACTICE 2000 PDF file 414Kb
Gone but not forgotten

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Two small British alcohol projects overcame the obstacles and tested their performance against the bottom line - what happens to clients when they leave. Their experience is a challenge to others; it can be done, so why do so few agencies do it?

STUDY 2000 PDF file 559Kb
Education's uncertain saviour

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A 20-year series of studies evaluating a relatively unsung US programme kept hopes alive that school lessons can prevent drug use. The work is impressive but is it convincing enough to salvage a prevention role for education?

STUDY 2000 PDF file 104Kb
'Wet shelter' becomes home for street drinkers

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
After an uncertain start, an experimental project based in London's East End safely housed long-term rough sleepers unwilling to stop drinking, connecting them to medical and other services whilst allowing drinking on the premises.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 117Kb
Acupuncture yet to convince

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Three trials which treated alcohol or cocaine dependent patients with acupuncture at sites on the ear recommended for addiction or at nearby 'sham' sites failed to demonstrate an advantage for the recommended sites.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 118Kb
Confidence helps resist a return to drinking

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A Scottish study suggests that severely alcoholic men lacking social supports for a drink-free life can be trained to resist a return to heavy drinking, as long as they are helped to feel sufficiently confident in their abilities.


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