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STUDY 2004 PDF file 947Kb
Doing it together strengthens families and helps prevent substance use

Origins and achievements of the US programme singled out by British reviewers as the most promising "effective intervention over the longer-term for the primary prevention of alcohol misuse".

STUDY 2003 PDF file 168Kb
Family doctors' alcohol advice plus follow up cuts long-term medical and social costs

A rare long-term study of a brief alcohol intervention in primary care found substantial drinking reductions and health care and social cost-savings four years later including 41% fewer traffic accidents causing injuries or death.

SERIES OF ARTICLES 2006 PDF file 6115Kb
Manners Matter

Five-part series not so much on what treatment services do, but how they do it. Conclusion: the same human qualities which make life better outside treatment make it better within - empathy, understanding, respect, responsiveness, caring persistence.

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 2001 PDF file 209Kb
Simple induction procedures help alcohol and drug users engage with residential rehabilitation

In the USA relatively simple extensions to induction procedures for residential rehabilitation made a radical difference to how deeply coerced and other less motivated clients engaged with the programmes.

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.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 97Kb
General practices can be trained to help families cope with drinkers and drugtakers

A UK pilot study demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of a treatment package to relieve stress and improve coping among primary care patients affected by problem drug and alcohol use in the family, but few practices implemented the intervention.

REVIEW 2000 PDF file 140Kb
Attending AA: encourage but don't coerce

A synthesis of studies which tested Alcoholics Anonymous groups or AA-based residential programmes against formal/no treatment suggests outcomes are similar to other treatments when the drinker chooses these options. Coercion may be counterproductive.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 104Kb
'Wet shelter' becomes home for street drinkers

After an uncertain start, an experimental project based in London's East End safely housed long-term rough sleepers unwilling to stop drinking, connecting them to medical and other services whilst allowing drinking on the premises.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 115Kb
Brief intervention leaves teenage drinkers less likely to revisit accident and emergency

A brief intervention intended to reducing harmful/risky drinking and tested on teenagers attending a US emergency unit after an alcohol-related incident substantially cut the number of alcohol-related injuries over the next six months.


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