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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Alcohol treatment matrix cell B5: Practitioners - safeguarding the community. Drug and Alcohol Findings Alcohol Treatment Matrix , 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 this cell about?  In cell A4’s bite we learnt that among the ‘common factors’ affecting treatment’s success is the patient’s relationships with treatment staff. This cell explores research on this relationship and on worker attributes which affect their clients’ progress in criminal justice and other settings where treatment is offered or imposed not because it has been sought by the client, but because it is thought that treating their substance use could reduce offending or otherwise benefit the community. Though across psychotherapy now seen as of at least as much importance as the intervention they are delivering, the interpersonal style and other features of staff are much less commonly researched. From the small number of documents in this cell, you will see this is particularly apparent in criminal justice and allied settings. In the expectation that the influences exerted by practitioners in these settings may not differ too much from those elsewhere, for more studies we can refer you back to the other cells dealing with practitioner influences: cell B1 for brief interventions, cell B2 for treatment in general, cell B3 for medical treatments, and cell B4 for psychosocial therapies

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