Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users

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Title: Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users
Authors: Klimas, Jan
Tobin, Helen
Field, Catherine Anne
Bury, Gerard
Cullen, Walter
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Date: 3-Dec-2014
Abstract: Background: Problem alcohol use is common among illicit drug users and is associated with adverse health outcomes. It is also an important factor contributing to a poor prognosis among drug users with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as it impacts on progression to hepatic cirrhosis or opiate overdose in opioid users. Objectives: To assess the effects of psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in illicit drug users (principally problem drug users of opiates and stimulants). Search methods: We searched the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group trials register (June 2014), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, Issue 11, June 2014), MEDLINE (1966 to June 2014); EMBASE (1974 to June 2014); CINAHL (1982 to June 2014); PsycINFO (1872 to June 2014) and the reference lists of eligible articles. We also searched: 1) conference proceedings (online archives only) of the Society for the Study of Addiction, International Harm Reduction Association, International Conference on Alcohol Harm Reduction and American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence; 2) online registers of clinical trials: Current Controlled Trials, Clinical, Center Watch and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. Selection criteria: Randomised controlled trials comparing psychosocial interventions with another therapy (other psychosocial treatment, including non-pharmacological therapies, or placebo) in adult (over the age of 18 years) illicit drug users with concurrent problem alcohol use. Data collection and analysis: We used the standard methodological procedures expected by The Cochrane Collaboration
Funding Details: Health Research Board
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2014 The Cochrane Collaboration
Keywords: AddictionPsychosocial interventionsCochrane reviews
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub3
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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