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 1999 PDF file 209Kb
Advice and referral curb drinking in alcohol dependent hospital patients

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In New York the serendipitous misapplication of a brief intervention to alcohol-dependent general hospital patients raised the possibility that they benefit as much from this as from referral to full-blown treatment.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 222Kb
Harm reduction education works but only with current drinkers

N., Midford R., Farringon F.
in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
In Australia and the USA, two alcohol-specific school curricula aiming to prevent harm/misuse rather than use found positive outcomes, but only among early secondary school pupils who had already drunk alcohol.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 634Kb
Deviant drug use susceptible to education

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
California pupils refused entry to normal secondary schools (many used drugs and/or were high risk) substantially reduced their hard drug use in special schools allocated to a three-week curriculum tailored to their needs.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 334Kb
Community mobilisation cuts drinking and drug use, but implementation complex and costly

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Two major US studies found that a programme which involves community mobilisation as well as school-based activities can delay the onset of alcohol and drug use among younger adolescents, and one reported a lasting impact on later drug problems.

REVIEW 1999 PDF file 195Kb
Chlordiazepoxide drug of choice to ease alcohol withdrawal

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
US guidelines based on a literature review and meta-analysis conclude that during the first three to five days benzodiazepines ameliorate alcohol withdrawal symptoms and prevent delirium and seizures.

IN PRACTICE 1999 PDF file 292Kb
Are we right to spend more?

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Commissioners in London wanted to know if they were getting value for money from extending residential and day care stays for substance dependent clients. To find out they trialed the Christo Inventory, a new quick and simple monitoring tool.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 175Kb
US study establishes optimal durations for drug detoxification and rehabilitation

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
A new computerised network which tracked clients across the Boston treatment system revealed cut-off points beyond which greater retention in residential or outpatient treatment was not associated with higher rates of treatment completion.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 220Kb
Alcohol-related violence cut when licensees adopt and implement codes of conduct

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Analyses of five local accords targeting alcohol-related violence in Australian town centres, each based on a code of practice for licensees to counter competitive pressures. All achieved a degree of success, sometimes dramatic.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 184Kb
World's most evaluated education programme also effective among New York's ethnic minorities

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
Tested on mainly black or Latino secondary school pupils from deprived areas, the Life Skills Training curriculum led to reduced substance use, but there are methodological and cost-effectiveness reservations.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 238Kb
Mixed results from UK pilot of US's most popular prevention programme

in the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine
An evaluation of the police-led DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum delivered to 10–11-year-old pupils found disappointing improvements in resistance skills but greater awareness of alcohol and tobacco as drugs.

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