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 2008 HTM file
Screening, brief interventions, referral to treatment (SBIRT) for illicit drug and alcohol use at multiple healthcare sites: comparison at intake and 6 months later

Madras B.K., Compton W.M., Deepa A. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2008, in press.
This huge US study set out to test whether widespread screening and brief intervention for illegal drug use (not just heavy drinking) could be implemented in a variety of general medical settings and whether it was effective. Both tests seem to have been passed, but with some important caveats.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Network support for drinking: an application of multiple groups growth mixture modeling to examine client-treatment matching

Wu J., Witkiewitz K.
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs: 2008, 69(1), p. 21–29.
Reanalysis of the huge US Project MATCH alcohol treatment trial confirms that patients with pro-drinking social circles gained greater remission in drink problems when 'matched' to a therapy focused on generating a social circle (in the form of AA) with the opposite characteristics.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Reducing alcohol harm: health services in England for alcohol misuse

National Audit Office.
The Stationery Office, 2008.
Official audit of work by the Department of Health and NHS to address the health effects of alcohol misuse. Describes a system whose infrastructure is clearly inadequate compared to the size of the task, but one recently taking steps in the right direction.

STUDY 2007 HTM file
Measuring performance of brief alcohol counseling in medical settings: a review of the options and lessons from the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system

Bradley K.A., Williams E.C., Achtmeyer C.E., et al.
Substance Abuse: 2007, 28(4), p. 133-149.
Having mandated universal screening for alcohol problems, the US health system for ex military personnel here thoughtfully addresses how to measure the degree to which this led to appropriate implementation of brief interventions.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 87Kb
First British study to tackle excessive drinking by methadone patients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
English clinic challenged assumptions by patients and staff that excessive drinking was not a priority for patients dependent on opiates. A short programme of motivational interviewing, plus detox when needed, led many to curb their drinking.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 194Kb
Teachers can teach while nurses do prevention

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Promising results from one-to-one brief drinking prevention advice by US school nurses offers a way to release teachers from the bind of objectively teaching about substance use while trying to prevent it.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 167Kb
Police and licensees working together curb violent incidents in Cardiff

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A multi-agency project led by police focused on improving the management of licensed premises and modifying violence-generating features of the nighttime city centre. The result was to curb the rise in violence seen elsewhere in Wales.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 196Kb
School lessons reduce alcohol-related harm

Nyanda McBride
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Australia a rare trial of a harm reduction curriculum has shown that it can safeguard pupils at both ends of the alcohol risk spectrum, reducing adverse consequences among drinkers and promoting moderation and abstinence among initial non-drinkers.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 115Kb
Clues on to how to match clients to therapeutic styles

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Convergent clues to how to match clients to therapist styles have emerged from research at a Philadelphia counselling service seeing poor black cocaine users and from an offshoot of Project MATCH involving mainly white, employed dependent drinkers.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 99Kb
How to transform a poor aftercare attendance record into an excellent one

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Through a series of inexpensive or cost-free initiatives each building on the other, researchers at the US Salem Veterans Affairs medical centre transformed its aftercare attendance record and improved substance use outcomes.


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