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STUDY 2009 HTM file
Drug and alcohol services in Scotland

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.

DOCUMENT 2012 HTM file
The government's alcohol strategy

The UK government alcohol strategy for England and Wales claims to signal a radical change to turn the tide against irresponsible drinking. After resisting the policy, headline is the commitment to setting a minimum per unit price for alcohol.

DOCUMENT 2012 HTM file
Improving outcomes and supporting transparency part 1: A public health outcomes framework for England, 2013–2016

Sets out the structure and objectives of the public health system for England effective from April 2013 and how progress against these objectives will be measured, including addiction treatment completions, alcohol-related hospital admissions, and prisoners identified as needing treatment for alcohol/drug problems.

DOCUMENT 2017 HTM file
2017 Drug Strategy

Continuing in the vein of its precursor, the UK Government’s new drug strategy pledges to tackle drug use and dependence through reducing demand, restricting supply, and building recovery, and adds to this a further ambition to drive global action.

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

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

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.

DOCUMENT 1999 PDF file 321Kb
How to show treatment works

The leader of the drug treatment commissioning advisory body for England gives his views on the data services need to provide in order to convince the commissioners that their treatments really do work.

IN PRACTICE 2000 PDF file 665Kb
Oiling the wheels

From the south west of England, a frank account what it takes to get treatment services to accept the judgements of their peers and to make this an engine for improvement rather than a source of conflict.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 166Kb
Rare attempt to compare cost-effectiveness of different treatments for different clients

Studies of the cost-effectiveness of addiction treatment in Ohio suggest that per $, short intensive programmes deliver the best abstinence returns for severely addicted patients, less intensive outpatient programmes for patients using less frequently.

OFFCUT 2002 PDF file 237Kb
Audit Commission paints a stark picture of drug treatment in England and Wales

In 2002 an Audit Commission investigation of drug services and GP involvement in 11 drug action team areas in England and Wales found weak commissioning practices and the absence of management information and effective performance monitoring.


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