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STUDY 2010 HTM file
What works? A 15-year follow-up study of 85 young people with serious behavioral problems

In Norway, long-term continuity of care by the same adults in a family-like setting outside the home (a specially funded foster home or residential centre) was the key to a better later life for severely troubled young teenage substance users.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Integrated substance abuse and child welfare services for women: a progress review

This US-focused review calls for parents with substance use problems in the child welfare system to receive integrated services which comprehensively assess health and social problems and systematically match needs to problems in the context of a positive client-provider relationship.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
The National Drug Related Deaths Database (Scotland) report 2009

New database offering in-depth information on drug deaths in Scotland reveals that 60% of cases had been in contact with drug treatment services, nearly 40% in the past six months, suggesting that there had been chances to intervene which for these patients had been insufficient to avoid death.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 196Kb
Patient-focused alcohol treatment aids wives and children too

Whether families benefit from alcohol treatment as well as the patients has rarely been studied. This US analysis demonstrated that they do, positioning alcohol treatment as also contributing to child and family welfare objectives.

REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Drug testing in schools evidence, impacts and alternatives

Australian review supports UK guidance indicating that testing school pupils for illegal drugs is a risky procedure of unproven effectiveness and questionable ethics which may backfire by alienating pupils.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Addressing the needs of children of substance using parents: an evaluation of Families First's Intensive Intervention

Based in Middlesbrough and winners of the Drug Team of the Year award in 2008, Families First's intensive short-term support meant that children of problem drug users on the verge of being removed from the family were safely able to stay with their parents or other relatives.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 129Kb
Working with couples helps client and family

The latest in what experts have called an "impressive" series of studies systematically involving a patient's partner in their treatment for substance dependence found that the benefits extended to naltrexone treatment of opiate dependence.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Home visits reduce risk of 'hidden harm' to children of drug treatment patients

In Australia a home-based child welfare intervention for methadone-maintained parents improved parenting and decreased the risks of child abuse or neglect, offering one way to address current concerns about the children of dependent drug users.

REVIEW 2006 PDF file 1464Kb
Motivational arm twisting: contradiction in terms?

Part 4 of the Manners Matter series asks whether motivational interviewing can overcome the hostile prison environment and the distrust of youngsters, drink drivers and other offenders pressured into counselling by the criminal justice system.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Self-financing resident-run houses maintain recovery after treatment

A US recovery model has proved its effectiveness in a rare randomised trial of a mutual aid intervention. The self-financing structure may help overcome restrictions on the supply and duration of residential rehabilitation in the UK.


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