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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Pharmacy brief intervention has no effect on problem drinking. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis, (22 July 2016), .

External website: http://findings.org.uk/PHP/dl.php?file=Dhital_R_2....

Despite a clear rationale for embedding brief interventions in community pharmacies, this UK trial found no evidence that they would reduce hazardous or harmful drinking.

Key points from summary and commentary:
• Pharmacies in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham were invited to take part in a trial of brief alcohol interventions, aimed at reducing hazardous or harmful drinking.
• There was no significant change in levels of drinking between the brief intervention and non-intervention group, or (for either group) between the start of the study and the follow-up at three months.
• The pharmacy-based brief interventions appeared to have no effect on hazardous or harmful drinking


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