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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.

NOTES 2002 PDF file 166Kb
Residential versus non-residential treatment

Notes on whether and for whom residential care improves on (generally intensive) non-residential alternatives.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Changing network support for drinking: Network Support Project 2-year follow-up

Treatment services do not have to adopt, or ask patients to adopt, the belief system on which 12-step groups are founded in order to effectively encourage patients to tap in to the social support offered by these groups and improve their chances of sustained abstinence.

REVIEW ABSTRACT 2009 HTM file
Continuing care research: what we have learned and where we are going

Are alcohol and drug dependence best treated as chronic conditions needing extended care, or should we expect patients to recover and leave treatment? Whatever the answer, this review finds that generally the offer of long-term continuing care leads to better outcomes.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 153Kb
Communities can reduce drink-driving deaths

A multi-million dollar attempt to equip US communities to tackle substance misuse only succeeded in reducing alcohol-related traffic deaths when treatment initiatives were supplemented by measures to limit the availability of alcohol.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 172Kb
Naltrexone specially helps poor prognosis patients avoid relapse to heavy drinking

Two European studies confirm that the opiate-blocking drug naltrexone particularly helps alcohol-dependent patients who respond least well to therapy (marked partly by early onset drinking problems), elevating in-treatment outcomes to those of more promising clients.

REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse

Latest update from the respected Cochrane review process still finds no reason to advocate replacing conventional care with specialised therapeutic approaches/teams when severe mental illness is complicated by substance use.

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.

REVIEW 2005 PDF file 826Kb
Self help: don't leave it to the patients

Keith Humphreys and colleagues report on a workgroup of US experts on substance abuse self-help organisations. Main conclusion: self-help groups are too valuable to leave to chance. They should be actively promoted and facilitated by treatment services and policymakers.

IN PRACTICE 2005 PDF file 813Kb
Wet day centres in Britain part 2: Care Control Challenge

Part 2 of our mini-series on wet day centres in Britain will ring bells not just for alcohol workers but also for drug workers in needle exchanges and drop-in services. Maureen Crane and Tony Warnes analyse what it takes to work productively in one of the most challenging of settings.


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