Psychosocial therapies in the treatment system. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell E4

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Selected, explained and discussed - key studies and guidance on psychosocial therapies in local alcohol treatment systems. Focuses on guidance from NICE, England’s gatekeeper to the public provision of health and social care, questioning its interpretation of research and examining its support for care coordination, referral from treatment to mutual aid groups, and the groups themselves. Also, how far should commissioners tie the hands of treatment providers? What may be gained, and what lost, by closely specifying therapeutic programmes?

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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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Sent by Drug and Alcohol Findings via a third-party mailing list to alert you to site updates and recent UK-relevant evaluations and reviews of drug/alcohol interventions. Matrix refresh funded by Alcohol Change UK. Findings is also supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction and advised by the National Addiction Centre.