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STUDY 2009 HTM file
A randomized trial of individual and couple behavioral alcohol treatment for women

Alcohol dependent women experienced more lasting improvements when couples-based therapy embedded therapeutic processes in a lasting relationship with a willing husband or partner, extending an impressive research portfolio for the therapy.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Therapist behavior as a predictor of black and white caregiver responsiveness in multisystemic therapy

How to get parents more engaged in becoming a positive influence over their seriously delinquent drug abusing teenagers through family therapy integrated in to a US juvenile drug court. Some of the therapist tactics expected to work did deepen engagement, others did not.

DOCUMENT 2009 HTM file
Management of cannabis use disorder and related issues: a clinician’s guide

Guidance funded by the Australian government and systematically based on the evidence. Covers the range of cannabis use interventions from brief advice for users identified by screening through to managing withdrawal and treating dependence.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Multidimensional Family Therapy for young adolescent substance abuse: twelve-month outcomes of a randomized controlled trial

Holistic family therapy helped younger teens and their families get back on track before problems escalate, but was substance use really their focal problem?

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Female drinkers also benefit from couples therapy

The latest in what family therapy experts have called an impressive series of US studies on behavioural couples therapy for substance misuse found that the benefits extended to dependent female drinkers.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Still hard to find reasons for matching patients to therapies

The UK Alcohol Treatment Trial has confounded expectations that a motivational approach would be preferable for unmotivated or hostile patients, while supportive social networks would be particularly important for patients lacking these to begin with.

REVIEW ABSTRACT 2008 HTM file
Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) for alcohol and drug use disorders: a meta-analysis

For the minority of patients for whom it feasible, acceptable and safe, this meta-analytic review of behavioural couples therapy suggests it reduces substance use relative to other therapies, and the benefits are more likely to extend to the whole family.

REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care: scientific rationale and promising practices

Sweeping, learned but practice-oriented tour-de-force from the US recovery advocate who sees the creation of a recovery-friendly environment as the best way to ensure a lasting resolution of substance use problems with or without abstinence.

DOCUMENT 2007 HTM file
Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions

After examining the evidence for psychosocial therapies for problem drug use, the UK’s official health advisers recommend behavioural couples therapy and contingency management, argue against cognitive-behavioural therapies, and pose residential rehabilitation as a last resort – in some respects surprising and controversial recommendations.

STUDY 2006 PDF file 164Kb
UK trial bolsters case for well-supervised alcohol therapy

This major British trial found that an alcohol dependence therapy designed to improve on short motivational approaches led to no greater benefits for patients or cost-savings for society. Instead the study has been used to argue that alcohol treatment overall saves money.


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