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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Alcohol Matrix cell C3: Management/supervision - medical treatment. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings and the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium. 4 p.

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The Alcohol Treatment Matrix is concerned with the treatment of alcohol-related problems among adults (another deals with drug-related problems). It maps the treatment universe and for each sub-territory (a cell) lists the most important UK-relevant research and guidance. Across the top, columns move from specific interventions through how their impacts are affected by the widening contexts of practitioners, management, the organisation, and whole local area treatment systems. Down the rows are the major intervention types implemented at these levels. Inside each cell is our pick of the most important documents relevant to the impact of that intervention type at that contextual level. 

What is cell C3 about?

About the treatment of alcohol dependence in a medical context and/or involving medical care, typically by GPs or at alcohol treatment or psychiatric clinics. Clinical staff are responsible for medications, so the centrality of these to an intervention distinguishes it most clearly as medical. But drugs are never all there is to medical care, and are prescribed in a relapse-prevention role to only a minority of patients in Britain. Even when they are prescribed, the clinician-patient relationship influences whether drugs are taken, and is a therapeutic influence in its own right.

The current cell focuses on how these processes are affected by the management functions of selecting, training and managing staff, and managing the intervention programme. In highly controlled studies, it may be possible to divorce the impact of interventions from the management of the service delivering them, but in everyday practice, whether interventions get adopted and adequately implemented, and whether practitioners can maintain recovery-generating attitudes and knowledge, depend on management and supervision.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Education and training
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:December 2016
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings and the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium
Corporate Creators:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Provider / worker / staff attitude toward treatment
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor

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