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DOCUMENT 2010 HTM file
The Patel report: Reducing drug-related crime and rehabilitating offenders

Investigation and recommendations from an expert group on drug treatment and interventions for people in prison in England calls for a clear focus on recovery and for the commissioning and coordination measures needed to improve outcomes without extra resources.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Whole person recovery: a user-centred systems approach to problem drug use

Report on the first phases of the Whole Person Recovery Project in England which aimed to place drug and alcohol/service users at the centre of an approach to fostering holistic recovery from addiction based on the collective effort of 'recovery communities'.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 193Kb
Sticking to the therapy manual: a happy medium works best

A US study which dug unusually deeply in to the dynamics of cocaine treatment found that counsellors who either strictly followed a counselling manual or largely ignored it had the worst outcomes, especially when the therapeutic relationship with the client was relatively poor.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 279Kb
British study makes a case for buprenorphine as first line heroin detox option

Compared to a standard lofexidine regime, buprenorphine was preferred by opiate dependent patients and enabled more to complete outpatient detoxification.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Effectiveness of experimenter-provided and self-generated implementation intentions to reduce alcohol consumption in a sample of the general population: a randomized exploratory trial

When researchers surveyed people's drinking and then asked them to make concrete plans to drink sensibly, a month later the heavy drinkers among them had significantly cut their consumption. This British study could help extend the reach of brief intervention programmes.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 171Kb
Matching resources to needs is key to achieving 'wrap-around' care objectives

Linking treatment intake assessments to a computerised guide to local welfare and medical services transformed the assessments from redundant paperwork into a practical route to the reintegration services being advocated in Britain – and treatment completion rates doubled.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 207Kb
Methadone maintenance: the original

In the mid-60s even its originators doubted whether methadone maintenance could work when everything else had failed, gnawing their nails as they waited for patients to return from the temptations outside the ward. What they saw instead was a 'miraculous' transformation.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
A meta-analysis of motivational interviewing: twenty-five years of empirical studies

Better than 'treatment as usual' but not than other specific therapies are the headlines from the most comprehensive synthesis of motivational interviewing studies to date. Along the way are insights in to the equivocal value of manuals and of feeding back assessment results to patients.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Initial preference for drinking goal in the treatment of alcohol problems: II. Treatment outcomes

Data from Britain's largest alcohol treatment trial is used to address possibly the most contentious issue in the field – whether services should offer moderation as well as abstinence goals to dependent clients. 'Let the patient choose' seems the general conclusion.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 180Kb
Aftercare calls suit less relapse-prone patients

An intensive US outpatient programme found that for less relapse-prone patients, a flexible aftercare regime mixing initial support groups with regular phone calls was at least as effective as entirely face-to-face contact, yet far less time-consuming.


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