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STUDY 2005 PDF file 166Kb
Continuity vital after prison treatment

Though the original treatments were diametrically opposed, two long-term follow-up studies have confirmed that post-release continuity is vital to sustain the benefits of treatment in prison.

REVIEW 2004 PDF file 909Kb
The power of the welcoming reminder

Part 1 of the Manners Matter series. In seemingly mundane tasks like reminding patients of appointments and checking how they are doing after they leave, individualised and welcoming communications characterise retention-enhancing services.

REVIEW 2004 PDF file 967Kb
Take the network into treatment

Distinguished US authors summarise the evidence for a new direction in the treatment of substance abuse problems - harnessing friends, lovers, sons, daughters and workmates to reconstruct the incentives in a client's life.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 140Kb
Crack: making and sustaining the break

The first UK follow-up study of service use by crack users revealed that after residential crisis intervention practically none avoided relapse without the aid of follow-on treatment, especially residential rehabilitation and attending mutual aid groups.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 99Kb
How to transform a poor aftercare attendance record into an excellent one

Through a series of inexpensive or cost-free initiatives each building on the other, researchers at the US Salem Veterans Affairs medical centre transformed its aftercare attendance record and improved substance use outcomes.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 165Kb
Check how your former patients are doing

In Chicago a simple quarterly check up on how former patients were doing doubled the number of relapsers who returned to treatment and hastened their return, in the end cutting the numbers still in need of help.

OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 156Kb
British studies link release from inpatient detoxification and prison to overdose deaths

At a London detoxification unit all three overdose deaths in the four months after discharge involved patients who had successfully detoxified while in Scotland 1 in 200 young injectors died from drug-related causes within two weeks of leaving prison.

OFFCUT 2003 PDF file 259Kb
Leading Australian treatment centre distills its experience in to practical guides

The Turning Point Centre has to date produced nine manuals distilling its considerable research and practice experience on among other topics, psychosocial therapies, harm reduction, managing withdrawal, and aftercare.

STUDY 2002 PDF file 1321Kb
The grand design: lessons from DATOS

US drug treatment was under fire, over-stretched and facing the new challenge of crack cocaine when the huge DATOS study set out to test whether it was still delivering benefits, how it worked, and how it could be made better. Truly essential reading.

OFFCUT 2002 PDF file 239Kb
Remarkable confluence of views with profound implications for treatment

Leading US researchers argue that if addiction is a chronic condition (because the individual or the environment is difficult to change), then care should be spread thinly and extensively and assessed in terms of change during not after treatment.


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