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 793 documents.

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STUDY 2009 HTM file
Drug and alcohol services in Scotland

Audit Scotland.
Audit Scotland, 2009.
Scotland's national audit body assesses value for money from drug and alcohol services. It found systems poorly informed by the problems to be addressed and what works in addressing them, and in respect of drugs, unclear about what 'value' consists of.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 160Kb
Structured nursing advice helps alcohol home detox patients keep staying sober

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Restructuring the nursing involved in British home detoxification programmes meant that a year later a third more patients were no longer drinking heavily, creating a highly cost-effective intervention.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 142Kb
Anti-alcohol drug also reduces cocaine use

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
US trial shows that when cocaine dependence and heavy drinking are intertwined, prescribing the anti-alcohol medication disulfiram helps resolve both problems, unless patients are so wedded to drink that they stop taking the pills.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 170Kb
'Real-world' studies show that medications do suppress heavy drinking

Paul Kiritz-Topor Therese K. Killeen Avinash De Sousa
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Three trials found that drugs commonly used to treat alcohol dependence improve outcomes for an appreciable minority of patients, even under conditions close to normal practice. Together they offer clues to who benefits most from each medication.

IN PRACTICE 2005 PDF file 1242Kb
Wet day centres in Britain part 1: planning and setting up

Maureen Crane Anthony M. Warnes
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Solid guidance based on a detailed analysis of UK centres offering street drinkers a place where they can start to reverse years of deterioration without having first to stop drinking. In this extraordinarily difficult task, good planning is key.

REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care: scientific rationale and promising practices

White W.L.
Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health/Mental Retardation Services, 2008.
Sweeping, learned but practice-oriented tour-de-force from the US recovery advocate who sees the creation of a recovery-friendly environment as the best way to ensure a lasting resolution of substance use problems with or without abstinence.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Relating counselor attributes to client engagement in England

Simpson D., Rowan-Szal G.A., Joe G.W. et al.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2009, 36, p. 313–320.
The most wide-ranging investigation of the organisational health of British treatment services found clients engaged best when services fostered communication, participation and trust among staff, had a clear mission, but were open to new ideas and practices.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Individual and contextual effects of school adjustment on adolescent alcohol use

Henry K.L., Stanley L.R., Edwards R.W. et al.
Prevention Science: 2009 [Epub ahead of print].
Further evidence that adolescent substance use is affected not just by specific prevention activities, but by a school 's overall climate, especially the affiliation it generates in its pupils.

ABSTRACT 2008 HTM file
An intervention for treating alcohol dependence: relating elements of medical management to patient outcomes in primary care

Ernst D.B., Pettinati H.M., Donovan D.M. et al.
Annals of Family Medicine: 2008, 6(5), p. 435–440.
In a programme intended to simulate primary care management of alcohol dependence, what made the difference to patients was how far the clinician maintained confident optimism and responded to the patient rather than strictly adhering to the treatment manual.

REVIEW 2009 HTM file
Effects of beverage alcohol price and tax levels on drinking: a meta-analysis of 1003 estimates from 112 studies

Wagenaar A.C., Salois M.J., Komro K.A.
Addiction: 2009, 104, p. 179–190.
As the UK considers minimum price policies, from an analysis of 112 studies comes the most reliable indication yet that raising the price of alcohol strongly reduces alcohol consumption, including rates of heavy drinking.

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