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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Risky-drinking inpatients respond best to multi-session brief interventions. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (11 April 2016)

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Review of studies of interventions for heavy drinkers identified among general hospital inpatients concluded that multi-session brief interventions could reduce drinking. “Could” is an important qualifier: yet to be pinned down is why though sometimes they work, brief interventions often fail to produce significant effects

Key points from summary and commentary
• Analysts reviewed studies of interventions for heavy drinkers identified among adult general hospital inpatients admitted for reasons other than the treatment of their drinking problems.
• They found that multi-session brief interventions might reduce drinking, while single sessions did not, but did boost motivation or readiness to moderate drinking.
• Along with another review and detailed analysis of UK studies, the findings show that while brief interventions can work, often they fail to produce significant effects on the drinking and related problems of hospital inpatients


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method, Screening
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:April 2016
Number:11 April 2016
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Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Alcohol
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors

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