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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2016) Emergency department-based brief interventions for individuals with substance-related problems: a review of effectiveness. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 20 p.

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Brief interventions are psychosocial techniques designed to help recipients recognise harmful patterns of substance use, and to motivate and support them to address that use. Studies suggest that brief interventions in an emergency department maximise the benefit of a unique ‘window of opportunity’ for engaging with people with substance use problems who do not necessarily receive assessment, referral or intervention. This paper considers five systematic reviews and 16 randomised controlled trials and points to the potential benefits of brief interventions, albeit with a need for more research.

Item Type
International research
Publication Type
Review
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method
Date
January 2016
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Luxembourg
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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