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STUDY 2001 PDF file 300Kb
Brief motivational therapy minimises health care costs except among more problematic drinkers

In the US Project MATCH alcohol treatment trial, relatively brief motivational interviewing resulted in lower health care costs overall but costs incurred by poor prognosis patients were reduced most by the two more intensive (CBT and 12-step) therapies.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 166Kb
Rare attempt to compare cost-effectiveness of different treatments for different clients

Studies of the cost-effectiveness of addiction treatment in Ohio suggest that per $, short intensive programmes deliver the best abstinence returns for severely addicted patients, less intensive outpatient programmes for patients using less frequently.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 154Kb
Assertive outreach for mentally ill problem substance users: follow the manual

Major US study finds that the impact of assertive outreach to engage and deliver services to people with serious mental health and substance use problems is crucially dependent on whether the key features of the approach are faithfully implemented.

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.

IN PRACTICE 2000 PDF file 414Kb
Gone but not forgotten

Two small British alcohol projects overcame the obstacles and tested their performance against the bottom line - what happens to clients when they leave. Their experience is a challenge to others; it can be done, so why do so few agencies do it?

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 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.

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.

REVIEW 2000 PDF file 108Kb
Not just for the patients: community health and safety benefit from alcohol treatment

A review by two leading researchers convincingly argues that treating heavy drinkers not only helps the patients but also reduces the overall level of alcohol-related problems across a community, particularly the burden of liver disease.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 224Kb
Stepped care for drinkers yet to prove itself

The first evaluation of 'stepped care' for heavy drinkers found no added benefit from offering further treatment to those who did not respond to initial therapy, but the study was not a definitive refutation of this cost-saving approach.


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