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Doyle, Mairead and Carr, Alan and Rowen, Stephen and Galvin, Paudie and Lyons, Sheila and Cooney, Gerry (2003) Family-oriented treatment for people with alcohol problems in Ireland: a comparison of the effectiveness of residential and community-based programmes. Journal of Family Therapy , 25 , pp. 15-40.

Using a naturalistic design involving consecutive referrals self-selected for family-oriented treatment, forty-two participants from a residential programme and twenty-five participants from a community-based programme were assessed on a range of alcohol-use and psychosocial measures before treatment. A proportion of these cases were assessed after treatment and at six months' follow-up. At six months' follow-up 79 per cent of both the residential and community groups were either abstinent or drinking moderately. However, more members of the residential group (75 per cent) were abstinent at follow-up compared with the community group (36 per cent).

In contrast, more members of the community group were moderate drinkers (43 per cent) at follow-up compared with the residential group (4 per cent). At six months' followup, compared with the community group, more members of the residential group showed a clinically significant reduction in recent negative consequences of drinking and psychological adjustment problems. Both groups made significant mean gains on indices of alcohol abuse and psychosocial adjustment but there were important intergroup differences. The residential group showed a greater mean reduction in recent negative consequences from drinking but the community group showed a greater mean reduction in the percentage of days' heavy drinking.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2003
Call No:HK2, BB, VH4.2
Page Range:pp. 15-40
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Volume:25
Keywords:Alcohol Dependence Scale, Alcohol Timeline Followback Method, AOD use, AODR family problems, assessment, community-based health service, community-based treatment, Drinker Inventory of Consequences, family and AOD, Ireland, problem alcohol use, residential facility, Rhode Island
Notes:Includes bibliographical references, tables and figures.
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Accession Number:HRB 3778 (Available)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and drugs and alcohol > Drugs and alcohol related family problems
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Residential facility
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme evaluation
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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