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OFFCUT 2002 PDF file 228Kb
Web-based support for staff dealing with alcohol problems in primary care

Information and support for GPs considering screening and brief intervention for heavy drinking patients.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 384Kb
Mailshot triggers reduced drinking among concerned problem drinkers

From Canada, the first study to find that using inexpensive mass communication methods to challenge false beliefs that most other people drink more can cut drinking among heavy drinkers, in this case only those already concerned about the risks.

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.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 209Kb
Advice and referral curb drinking in alcohol dependent hospital patients

In New York the serendipitous misapplication of a brief intervention to alcohol-dependent general hospital patients raised the possibility that they benefit as much from this as from referral to full-blown treatment.


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