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Costs of alcohol screening and brief intervention in medical settings: a review of the literature Costs of alcohol screening and brief intervention in medical settings: a review of the literature

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Author: Bray JW, Zarkin GA, Hinde JM, Mills MJ.

This article summarizes the literature on the implementation costs of alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) in medical settings.

Can screening and brief intervention lead to population-level reductions in alcohol-related harm? Can screening and brief intervention lead to population-level reductions in alcohol-related harm?

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Author: Nick Heather (Northumbria University)

In this article, conditions that would allow a population-level effect of SBI to occur are reviewed, including their political acceptability. It is tentatively concluded that widespread dissemination of SBI, without the implementation of
alcohol control measures, might have indirect influences on levels of consumption and harm but would be unlikely on its own to result in public health benefits. However, if and when alcohol control measures were introduced, SBI would still have an important role in the battle against alcohol-related harm.

European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020 European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020

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Date added: 12/19/2012
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Author: WHO Regional Office for Europe
The action plan was endorsed by 53 European Member States at the Regional Committee for Europe in September 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan. It includes a wide range of policies and programmes that are relatively easy and cheap to implement, can reduce the harmful use of alcohol, promote health and well-being, improve productivity, and enhance human, health and social capital across the life course from birth to old age. This action plan proposes a range of options for the 10 action areas of the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol that all European Member States can engage in.

Longitudinal changes in white matter integrity among adolescent substance users Longitudinal changes in white matter integrity among adolescent substance users

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Date added: 12/19/2012
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Authors: Sunita Bava, Joanna Jacobus, Rachel E. Thayer and Susan F. Tapert

The influence of repeated substance use during adolescent neurodevelopment remains unclear as there have been few prospective investigations. The aims of this study were to identify longitudinal changes in fiber tract integrity associated with alcohol- and marijuana-use severity over the course of 1.5 years.

A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Policies in Practice Across the Globe A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Policies in Practice Across the Globe

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Date added: 12/19/2012
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Authors: Ari Rosmarin and Niamh Eastwood (Release)

'A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Policies in Practice Across the Globe' is the first report to support Release's campaign 'Drugs - It’s Time for Better Laws'. This report looks at over 20 countries that have adopted some form of decriminalisation of drug possession, including some States that have only decriminalised cannabis possession. The main aim of the report was to look at the existing research to establish whether the adoption of a decriminalised policy led to significant increases in drug use - the simple answer is that it did not.


More information about the campaign can be accessed at:
www.release.org.uk/decriminalisation