The Treatment Organisation Is the Healing Context. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell D2

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Seminal and key research on how treatment organisations create an environment affecting whether staff and alcohol-dependent patients realise their potential. Starts with the US resource which has done most to promote evidence-based improvements in treatment at the level of whole organisations. Highlights “Exceptionally seminal” British studies from the early 1970s, whose findings on generating commitment to working with drinkers have repeatedly been confirmed. Then addresses three key issues:
- What do we know about the ‘engaging organisation’? Draws on the most wide-ranging investigation of the organisational health of British drug and alcohol services.
- Do we know how to *make* an organisation engaging and effective? Discovers ‘Catch 22’ obstacles and explores ways to overcome them.
- It helps sustain treatment gains, but what is the best way for services gear up for long-term aftercare?

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One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix mapping seminal and key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.

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