Reducing drinking in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users: An impact story

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Title: Reducing drinking in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users: An impact story
Authors: Klimas, Jan
Tobin, Helen
Field, Catherine Anne
Cullen, Walter
et al.
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Date: Nov-2015
Abstract: Background: One out of three people who receive methadone in primary care drink in excess of the recommended limits. This poses significant risk to their health, especially to their liver; it complicates their care and increases risk of relapse. Objective: To inform addiction treatment in primary care with respect to psychosocial interventions to reduce drinking in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users, by: exploring the experience of (and evidence for) psychosocial interventions, developing and evaluating a complex intervention to improve implementation. Evaluation of the intervention tested core feasibility and acceptability outcomes for patients and providers.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Health Research Board
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal: Trials
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Start page: 11
End page: 11
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Authors
Keywords: AddictionPsychosocial interventionsCochrane reviews
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-16-S3-P11
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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