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Klimas, Jan (2018) General practitioners tackle complex addictions: how complex interventions can assist in dealing with addiction. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 35 , (4) , pp. 329-331.


Objectives: Substance use disorder treatment is a complex problem. Complex problems require complex interventions, ideally tested via randomised controlled trials.

Methods: Complex interventions are best developed in stages, using established implementation frameworks.

Results and Conclusions: Starting with a historical patient case study, we explore how treatment of this challenging population group has been approached, how an evidence-based framework has informed formulation of a complex health intervention and how this has been progressed via the UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) approach.

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