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Ward, Mark [Alcohol Concern] . (2016) Outreach to chronic problem drinkers: the service user view. London: Alcohol Concern. 14 p.

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For the last three years Nottinghamshire Healthcare has been running the Alcohol Long Term Conditions (LTC) team. This service operates an outreach focused approach to chronic problem drinkers who are placing a significant burden on the community. The service was positively evaluated by Alcohol Concern in 2015 and flagged as a model of national good practice with chronic problem drinkers. In particular, the evaluation identified how
the team understood and applied the assertive outreach model.

The aim of this report is to understand outreach from the service users’ viewpoint. It asks the simple question: what do those on the receiving end of outreach find useful? It is hoped that this will help the development of outreach teams nationally.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Alcohol Concern
Date:2016
Pages:14 p.
Publisher:Alcohol Concern
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Patient attitude toward treatment
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Outreach
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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