Home > Clinical question: How do personalized digital interventions to reduce hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption compare with no/minimal intervention in community‐dwelling populations?

Burch, Jane and Magalhães, Pedro V [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Clinical question: How do personalized digital interventions to reduce hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption compare with no/minimal intervention in community‐dwelling populations? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

When adolescents and adults whose alcohol consumption had been screened as hazardous or harmful (most not alcohol dependent) received a web‐based/on‐line intervention or location‐specific electronic screening and/or feedback, their reduction in alcohol consumption was greater than with no/minimal intervention (on average, by approximately 23 g/week [three standard UK units]; moderate‐quality evidence). Moderate‐quality evidence also shows reductions with on‐line/screening interventions in terms of overall frequency of drinking (on average, by 0.16 days drinking/week), frequency of binge drinking (on average, by 0.24 binges/week), and intensity of drinking (on average, by 4.63 g/drinking day). Although the effects are fairly consistent, it is unclear whether these small to modest improvements are sustained over the longer term or result in subsequent reductions in alcohol‐related events, in terms of behavioral or general health.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Alternative medical treatment, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:7 May 2018
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
EndNote:View
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
N Communication, information and education > Information use and impact
N Communication, information and education > Information technology / Digital
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines

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