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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Do we inadvertently make it hard to start and stay with alcohol treatment? London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (13 December 2016) 3 p.

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Patient interviews provide insight into low levels of engagement and retention in alcohol treatment services, hindering the effective provision of treatment for dependent drinkers. Findings suggest that treatment pathways should better reflect the capacity and capabilities of people with alcohol dependence.

Key points From summary and commentary
• Low levels of engagement and retention are hindering the effective provision of treatment for dependent drinkers in the England.
• Interviews with 20 patients in community alcohol treatment services in London reveal that treatment pathways can be confusing and unpredictable, requiring patients to draw on significant levels of motivation and self-efficacy.
• Treatment pathways should better reflect the capacity and capabilities of patients, themselves affected by alcohol dependence


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:December 2016
Pages:3 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
Number:13 December 2016
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Provider / worker / staff attitude toward treatment
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England

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