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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REVIEW 2003 PDF file 665Kb
Interesting times in the pharmacotherapy of alcohol dependence

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A trio of US experts led by Hugh Myrick guide you through the pharmaceuticals now making the headlines in alcohol withdrawal and anti-relapse therapy.

IN PRACTICE 2003 PDF file 601Kb
Much more than outcomes

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
The principles behind this treatment monitoring system developed in Leeds remain relevant: grounded in a theory of addiction, it can accommodate the shifting priorities of politicians or commissioners without threatening its scientific integrity.

OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 151Kb
Restricted view creates impression of 'chronic relapsing condition'

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
New studies suggest that the image of addiction as a 'chronic relapsing condition' is due to seeing it through the narrow slit of treatment populations who lack (or have been denied) the physical, psychological and social resources needed to recover.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 162Kb
Health funders cut their own costs by commissioning substance use treatment

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A large US health provider found that outpatient treatment for substance dependence saved it money by reducing future inpatient stays and emergency attendances. For the health service, providing this treatment can be considered spending to save.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 193Kb
Addressing heavy drinking by needle exchange users could reduce infection risk

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Under two hours of risk assessment and motivational sessions cut heavy drinking and equipment sharing among exchange attenders, offering a way to further reduce the risks of overdose, viral infection and the aggravation of pre-existing hepatitis disease.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 172Kb
Injury rate cut in heavy drinking accident and emergency patients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
One of the few studies to have tried alcohol interventions in the emergency department rather than after admission was also the first to find a significant reduction in later injuries, but only if the initial approach had been reinforced with a booster.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 168Kb
Family doctors' alcohol advice plus follow up cuts long-term medical and social costs

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A rare long-term study of a brief alcohol intervention in primary care found substantial drinking reductions and health care and social cost-savings four years later including 41% fewer traffic accidents causing injuries or death.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 177Kb
Systematic but simple way to determine who needs residential care

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In this US study the criteria and the methods used to develop them offer a way to reserve expensive residential rehabilitation for those who need it and to improve treatment completion rates in both residential and non-residential settings.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 182Kb
UK-style school drug prevention programme helps prevent regular drinking

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A substance use prevention programme routinely implemented in Dutch secondary schools reduced drinking and had some impact on smoking. The study indicates that programmes of the intensity and type normally implemented may have a modest beneficial impact.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 160Kb
Failure to replicate positive findings on acupuncture

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Using more rigorous methods and larger and more diverse samples, two research teams failed to replicate their previous positive findings on acupuncture in the treatment of alcohol and cocaine dependence respectively.

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