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IN PRACTICE 2005 PDF file 1242Kb
Wet day centres in Britain part 1: planning and setting up

Solid guidance based on a detailed analysis of UK centres offering street drinkers a place where they can start to reverse years of deterioration without having first to stop drinking. In this extraordinarily difficult task, good planning is key.

STUDY 2005 PDF file 170Kb
'Real-world' studies show that medications do suppress heavy drinking

Three trials found that drugs commonly used to treat alcohol dependence improve outcomes for an appreciable minority of patients, even under conditions close to normal practice. Together they offer clues to who benefits most from each medication.

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.

SERIES OF ARTICLES 2005 PDF file 1935Kb
Wet day centres in Britain

In drug and alcohol services, it doesn't get more difficult than this – offering street drinkers a place where they can start to reverse years of deterioration, without having first to stop drinking.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 188Kb
Naltrexone helps heavy drinkers gain control

In Spain naltrexone helped young regular binge drinkers cut back, potentially extending its role from alcoholics seeking treatment at specialist clinics to problem drinkers identified in other settings such as primary care.

REVIEW 2002 PDF file 174Kb
Convincing evidence that acamprosate and naltrexone help prevent alcohol relapse

Despite patchy results in individual studies, two meta-analyses which combined findings from rigorous trials have confirmed that acamprosate and naltrexone help prevent relapse after detoxification from alcohol. See extended text for further studies.

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 1997 HTM file
Performance contracting for substance abuse treatment

This US study finds that performance contracting may be associated with improvements in service utilisation and treatment outcomes, but does not appear to increase engagement with under-served populations.

STUDY 1962 HTM file
The abstinent alcoholic

Classic description of the patient who has sustained abstinence after treatment but is still unhappy, unfulfilled and/or nervously hanging on – in other words, not really ‘recovered’. They formed the majority of patients seen at Connecticut’s alcohol clinics in the 1950s who were not drinking at follow-up.


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