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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.

Item Type:Article
Date:2018
Page Range:pp. 329-331
Publisher:Cambridge
Volume:35
Number:4
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Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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