Doctors and Drugs; Medical Treatment of Dependent Drinking. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell A3

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Seminal and key research selected, explained and explored. First cell of row three enters the domain of doctors and drugs, starting with the study from 1970s London bold enough to question the orthodoxy that ‘alcoholism’ demands intensive treatment, then highlighting trials of the UK’s three approved alcohol treatment medications (remarkably, each led by the same researcher), before exploring:
- How *do* we encourage patients to take the pills?
- Was NICE right to relegate disulfiram (‘Antabuse’) to a second-line option?
- The placebo effect *is* the main active ingredient

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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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