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STUDY 2003 PDF file 161Kb
Disappointing results in test of 'culturally competent' services

Contrary to expectations, 'culturally competent' US outpatient treatment services generally did not improve outcomes by improving the take up of health and psychosocial services.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 268Kb
DTTOs: the Scottish way cuts the failure rate

Though rare in Scotland, failure is the norm for drug treatment and testing orders (court-ordered treatment as an alternative to normal sentencing) in England and Wales, leading to high reconviction rates. Two studies help account for the difference.

NOTES 2003 PDF file 186Kb
Race and gender in the delivery of drug services

Notes on studies concerned with matching treatment staff with patients on race and gender dimensions.

SERIES OF ARTICLES 2002 PDF file 2075Kb
Investing in alcohol treatment

Two-part series extracted from an impressive Australian review. First, how to identify a drinking problem; second, whether brief talks with heavy drinkers identified by screening work, and how staff can be encouraged to implement them.

REVIEW 2002 PDF file 1279Kb
Investing in alcohol treatment: brief interventions

Second instalment of the comprehensive review funded by Australia's health department examines brief talks to heavy drinkers identified at hospitals or in primary care. Do they work, and how can staff be encouraged to implement them?

STUDY 2002 PDF file 164Kb
Still little evidence for matching client with same-gender or same-race therapist

Following negative findings for group therapy, a study of cocaine counselling found that even in one-to-one therapy, matching clients and therapists by gender or race does not improve retention or outcomes. Extended text includes comprehensive review.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 112Kb
Treatment and testing orders should make a substantial dent in drug-related social costs

DTTOs were the UK's first borrowing from US drug courts with judges in the driving seat of treatment in sentences intended to avoid prison for drug-driven offenders. This evaluation reveals plusses but also minuses in the form of widespread breaches.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 1065Kb
First test for the DTTO

Drug treatment and testing orders imposed by UK courts led the drive to cut drug-related crime, but a close inspection of the pilot study reveals that their own key indicator – test results – failed to demonstrate the orders' effectiveness.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 112Kb
Client-receptive treatment more important than treatment-receptive clients

A careful analysis of US drug counselling confirms that engaging with treatment is linked to good outcomes and that both depend on how well the counsellor relates to the client, which cannot be reduced to simplistic matching on gender and race.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 118Kb
Confidence helps resist a return to drinking

A Scottish study suggests that severely alcoholic men lacking social supports for a drink-free life can be trained to resist a return to heavy drinking, as long as they are helped to feel sufficiently confident in their abilities.


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