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Neale, Joanne and Parkman, Tom and Day, Ed and Drummond, Colin [Alcohol Research UK] . (2017) Socio-demographic characteristics and stereotyping of people who frequently attend accident and emergency departments for alcohol-related reasons: qualitative study. Taylor & Francis. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy, 24 (1) 7 p. DOI:10.1080/09687637.2016.1185091

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Key findings
• People who frequently attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments for alcohol-related reasons tend to experience alcohol dependence associated with multiple and complex needs, but also report diverse patterns of drinking and other substance use, and varied health and social problems.
• Although A&E staff are generally sympathetic to the needs of people with complex drinking and related problems, they do not have the resources or training to provide the kind of personalised support that people who frequently attend A&E for alcohol-related reasons often need.
• Assertive outreach – a treatment model that offers intensive, individualised, caseworker support for patients in the community – seems to offer good potential for helping people who frequently attend A&E for alcohol-related reasons.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol
Source:Alcohol Research UK
Date:2017
Pages:7 p.
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Volume:24
Number:1
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use > Attitude toward substance user
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol intoxication
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Emergency care
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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