Do we know how to *make* a service engaging and effective? Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell D2

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Focus is on the section of last week’s matrix cell release which moved on from *describing* effective treatment services to *generating* such services, along the way encountering an apparent bind: ideally organisations whose mission is to serve clients would willingly open themselves to improvement, but the ones most notably failing in that mission may be least likely to do so. Is there a way out or round?

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Drawn from cell D2 of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a resource mapping key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.

“I have found this resource incredibly useful. It is thought-provoking, the matrices are well laid out and offer easily accessible and comprehensive information.”
Jenny Willmott, Addictions Nurse (RGN), Glasgow Addiction Services, Scotland


Sent by Drug and Alcohol Findings to alert you to site updates and recent UK-relevant evaluations and reviews of drug/alcohol interventions. Refresh of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix is funded by Alcohol Change UK. Findings is also supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction, and advised by the National Addiction Centre.