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 785 documents.

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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.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 115Kb
Brief intervention leaves teenage drinkers less likely to revisit accident and emergency

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A brief intervention intended to reducing harmful/risky drinking and tested on teenagers attending a US emergency unit after an alcohol-related incident substantially cut the number of alcohol-related injuries over the next six months.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 149Kb
Clash of philosophies impedes work with young drug using offenders

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Two innovative British projects provide valuable lessons about the problems of integrating drug counsellors in a youth justice setting and how these might be dealt with in order to more effectively tackle youth offending.

REVIEW 2000 PDF file 108Kb
Not just for the patients: community health and safety benefit from alcohol treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A review by two leading researchers convincingly argues that treating heavy drinkers not only helps the patients but also reduces the overall level of alcohol-related problems across a community, particularly the burden of liver disease.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 122Kb
Family skills programmes delay adolescent drinking but recruitment is a problem

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Encouraging US findings of reduced and less harmful adolescent drinking after home or school-based family interventions were marred by high levels of refusal to participate and failure to complete the study.

REVIEW 2000 PDF file 104Kb
Injuries reduced even when interventions do not stop problem drinkers drinking

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
An unusually thorough attempt to garner all the available evidence leads to the tentative conclusion that interventions with problem drinkers can reduce injuries and deaths even when this is not the aim and when drinking itself seems unaffected.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 216Kb
Cost effectiveness of alcohol treatment improved by cutting inpatient stays

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
This well designed British study showed that outcomes need not suffer when inpatient stays for alcohol treatment are more than halved (but treatment intensity is maintained), with consequent improvements in cost-effectiveness.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 224Kb
Stepped care for drinkers yet to prove itself

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The first evaluation of 'stepped care' for heavy drinkers found no added benefit from offering further treatment to those who did not respond to initial therapy, but the study was not a definitive refutation of this cost-saving approach.

REVIEW 1999 PDF file 841Kb
How brief can you get?

Drummond C.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Three pioneering British studies dating back to the late '70s showed that alcohol problems could be reduced without intensive (and expensive) treatments. The implications were and remain immense, the controversy fierce.


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