Beyond the patient: treatment’s impacts on family and community. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A5

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The final row of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix defocuses from the patient to ask what treatment can do for the rest of us, starting with this cell on the impacts of the interventions themselves. It begins with the core contradiction between segregation and punishment and reintegration and rehabilitation, asks whether this is why the record of criminal justice interventions is so poor, highlights the most robust test yet of brief alcohol counselling in probation, explores whether it can ever be safe to leave children with severely dependent drinkers, and recounts a tragic story which shows how important it can be to researchers to get the ‘right’ results.

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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 ad 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.