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Broad and sustained improvement possible for people with co-occurring borderline personality and alcohol use disorders participating in deconstructive psychotherapy.
STUDY 2019 HTM file
Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an adjunctive personalised psychosocial intervention in treatment-resistant maintenance opioid agonist therapy: a pragmatic, open-label, randomised controlled trial
Instead of a set programme, a clinic in London tried offering methadone or buprenorphine patients still using heroin or cocaine a selection from a suite of well-supported psychological interventions tailored to the patient and then systematically re-tailored in the light of how they responded. It worked – but did it work well enough, and would the findings be replicated in more typical circumstances?
STUDY 1981 HTM file
Interpersonal functioning of alcoholism counselors and treatment outcome
Seminal US study which found that the therapy-related social skills of alcohol counsellors were strongly related to how many of their patients relapsed in the two years after leaving inpatient treatment.
The unexpected resignations of two counsellors at a US methadone clinic in early 1985 triggered a unique study of the influence of counsellors on their patients’ recovery. Its insight remains relevant today, and the study has been added to the Effectiveness Bank as a piece of ‘old gold’.
Reprint of a 1977 presentation of one of the most influential studies of heroin addiction ever conducted, which called in to question its supposed addictive qualities, the need for prolonged treatment and abstinence to overcome addiction, and whether heroin use inevitably causes major social problems.
STUDY 2008 HTM file 9Kb
Helping drug treatment patients find work pays (some) dividends in Scotland
Scotland's DORIS project found that providing employment-related support as part of the addiction treatment package improved the employment prospects of at least a minority of patients.
REVIEW 2001 PDF file 1630Kb
Like paper on the wall, the fact that the vast majority of Britain's drug treatment clients are unemployed goes unremarked. Could work promote their recovery? This unique review assesses the evidence and outlines recent projects and policy initiatives.
STUDY 2008 HTM file
Toward cost-effective initial care for substance-abusing homeless
Offering homeless, unemployed people seeking treatment for cocaine dependence access to housing and paid employment if they stay drug-free is a powerful incentive, but adding intensive counselling helps maintain abstinence once the incentives end.
Intensive, long-term case management coordinating treatment and other services helped US 'welfare mothers' overcome their drug problems and gain full time employment.
STUDY 2010 HTM file
Alcohol misusers' experiences of employment and the benefit system
Substantial barriers to employment were revealed by interviews with alcohol service clients in Britain and with staff working in or with treatment agencies. Holistic recovery rather than just completing treatment was the key. Reviews relevant international research.
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