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Klimas, Jan and Fairgrieve, Christopher and Tobin, Helen and Field, Catherine-Anne and O'Gorman, Clodagh SM and Glynn, Liam G and Keenan, Eamon and Saunders, Jean and Bury, Gerard and Dunne, Colum and Cullen, Walter [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. London: Wiley. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12 DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub4

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Problem alcohol use is common among people who use illicit drugs (PWID) and is associated with adverse health outcomes. It is also an important factor contributing to a poor prognosis among drug users with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as it impacts on progression to hepatic cirrhosis or opioid overdose in PWID.

We found low to very low‐quality evidence to suggest that there is no difference in effectiveness between different types of psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption among people who use illicit drugs, and that brief interventions are not superior to assessment‐only or to treatment as usual. No firm conclusions can be made because of the paucity of the data and the low quality of the retrieved studies.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol, Alcohol or other drugs in general, Opioid
Intervention Type:Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:December 2018
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
Volume:12
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Multiple substance use (Poly-drug /Poly-substance)
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control

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