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Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Alcohol Matrix cell B2: Practitioners; generic and cross-cutting issues. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. 4 p.

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The Alcohol Treatment Matrix is concerned with the treatment of alcohol-related problems among adults (another deals with drug-related problems). It maps the treatment universe and for each sub-territory (a cell) lists the most important UK-relevant research and guidance. Across the top, columns move from specific interventions through how their impacts are affected by the widening contexts of practitioners, management, the organisation, and whole local area treatment systems. Down the rows are the major intervention types implemented at these levels. Inside each cell is our pick of the most important documents relevant to the impact of that intervention type at that contextual level.

 

What is cell B1 about?

Whether medical or psychosocial, chosen positively or under pressure, among the ‘common factors’ affecting treatment’s success is the nature of the patient’s relationships with referral and treatment staff. (Common factors are dealt with more generally in cell A2.) Relationships affect whether people want to enter and stay in treatment, and through these and also directly, the degree to which treatment helps them overcome their drinking problems. Relationships emerge partly from the patient, but of most interest is the therapist’s contribution, because this is what can be changed by recruitment, training and experience. The interpersonal style and other features of treatment staff are much less commonly researched than the nature of the intervention, and many studies try to eliminate these influences in order to focus on the specific content of the intervention. This risks eliminating what matters, in order to focus on what generally (1 2) does not.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:September 2016
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Corporate Creators:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
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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
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Patient attitude toward treatment
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Provider / worker / staff attitude toward treatment
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker

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