England’s Health Care Gatekeeper Endorses Mutual Aid. Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell E4

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Taking a leap away from its comfort zone, England’s gatekeeper to the public provision of health and social care embraced non-professional and unregulated interventions in the form of mutual aid groups as an aftercare resource for treatment services and a standalone alternative, calling on commissioners and services to offer encouragement and practical support. Did NICE really have enough evidence?

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As aftercare: https://findings.org.uk/PHP/dl.php?file=Matrix/Alcohol/E4.htm&s=ml&sf=mx&format=open#issue3
As a standalone alternative: https://findings.org.uk/PHP/dl.php?file=Matrix/Alcohol/E4.htm&s=ml&sf=mx&format=open#issue4

Drawn from cell E4 of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a workforce development resource mapping key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.

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