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STUDY 2002 PDF file 178Kb
Non-returners benefit from making initial alcohol treatment assessment into a brief intervention

In Canada a brief motivational intervention integrated into initial assessment substantially reduced drinking among drinkers who did not return for treatment, offering a fail-safe mechanism to cater for early drop-out.

REVIEW 2002 PDF file 160Kb
Community reinforcement approach to treatment comes of age

Signifying the therapy's new prominence, research on the community reinforcement approach has been gathered together in a prestigious book series. There also two readily available manuals, one covering alcohol treatment, the other cocaine.

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.

REVIEW 2001 PDF file 594Kb
Cycle of change

Its simplicity is beguiling, but does the ubiquitous Prochaska and DiClemente cycle of change model simply describe the change process, or help predict and accelerate it? Professor Robin Davidson casts a sceptical eye over the evidence.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 99Kb
Naltrexone prevents return to heavy drinking

The British study which provided the largest test to date of naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol dependence. In conditions typical of NHS alcohol treatment centres, it confirmed that taken as directed, the drug reduces alcohol consumption.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 143Kb
In UK acamprosate fails to prevent relapse to drinking but European evidence remains positive

A large UK trial found that acamprosate failed to reduce relapse among detoxified alcoholics but more positive international evidence was confirmed in Italy. Differences in patients, regimes and measures might account for the difference.

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 2001 PDF file 763Kb
Disulfiram treatment of alcoholism

A reminder of the landmark study which galvanised researcher to investigate how disulfiram can be made to work and pioneered methodologies capable of delivering clinically useful answers. Expert commentary plus the reflections of the original researcher.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 197Kb
Alcohol dependence typology may help decide which drugs to prescribe

In two US studies drugs with an opposing impact on a key neurotransmitter system helped different types of alcoholics curb their drinking, raising the prospect of being able to match patients to the drug elements of their treatments.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 209Kb
Simple induction procedures help alcohol and drug users engage with residential rehabilitation

In the USA relatively simple extensions to induction procedures for residential rehabilitation made a radical difference to how deeply coerced and other less motivated clients engaged with the programmes.


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