Psychosocial Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Concurrent Problem Alcohol and Illicit Drug Users

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: December 2018

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that there’s not enough high-quality evidence to determine which psychosocial interventions  are most effective for reducing alcohol use in people who use illicit drugs. Researchers also found that the interventions have little or no effect on abstinence, reduced drinking, and substance use.

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Klimas, J., Fairgrieve, C., Tobin, H., Field, C.A., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C. & Cullen, W. (2018). Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018 (12). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub4.