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REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Alcohol misuse: tackling the UK epidemic
Report from Britain's trade union and professional association for doctors reviewing the extent and consequences of problem drinking in the UK and making recommendations for government action and evidence-based policies.
2010 English national drug strategy: "A fundamental difference [from] those that have gone before is that instead of focusing primarily on reducing the harms caused by drug misuse, [we will] go much further and offer every support for people to choose recovery as an achievable way out of dependency."
Computer simulation suggests that health would improve and/or costs be reduced if on-line brief interventions and therapy were added to or replaced conventional alcohol-related health care; these results for the Netherlands are based on a simulation model applicable as an aid to national policymaking in other countries.
When the English Department of Health's alcohol policy support team visited local areas, they found an improving but often muddled and uncoordinated attempt to improve public health through alcohol-related interventions which lacked consistent commitment.
STUDY 2008 HTM file
Harnessing peer interaction in school-based prevention can backfire
Overall a US study found that peer-led, small group work based on friendship networks augmented the preventive impact of a substance misuse curriculum, but the reverse was the case when the closest friends of a pupil used substances relatively frequently.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 222Kb
Everyone is NOT doing it - important prevention message for early teens
A US alcohol education study distinguished by its long-term follow-up and its harm reduction objective found that school programmes can reduce excessive alcohol use among teenagers by correcting unrealistic beliefs about how normal drinking is.
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 2010 HTM file
A brief image-based prevention intervention for adolescents
Across the sample, a brief face-to-face consultation highlighting how substance use might stop them becoming the sort of young adults they wanted to be generally did not prevent substance use among US high school pupils, but those already using substances were significantly more responsive, suggesting a selective if not a universal prevention role.
REVIEW 2007 HTM file
A review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions delivered in primary and secondary schools to prevent and/or reduce alcohol use by young people under 18 years old
The review which underpinned official UK guidance on alcohol education and advice in schools finds most programmes unsupported by adequate evidence and a dearth of analyses which would enable an assessment of whether the more successful programmes represent value for money.
Official guidance for England says alcohol education should be integral to national science and personal, social and health education curricula, but schools should go beyond this to develop a 'whole school' approach and partner with relevant non-education services and authorities.
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