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Displaying results 1–10 of 11 where Type of intervention is Withdrawal treatment

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Project description Intervention type Evaluation type Setting Target group Country Quality level
Title: Beyond the Line
Summary: The Verein Dialog (Vienna) developed a special programme for cocaine users, which was tested and evaluated from 2008 to 2009 and integrated in the routine work afterwards. The programme is based on a low-threshhold approach and focuses on flexibility and short term interventions. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, process evaluation outpatient adults Austria 2
Title: Efficacy of a Smoking Cessation Programme in a Smoking Cessation Service
Summary: The programme can be provided as individual and group. The individual treatment programme consists of 10 consultations; the first is the baseline and the remaining 9 are the follow-up. The baseline consultation lasts between 30 and 40 min, and at the end patients choose Quit-date. During this visit, which is always given by an Specialist on Smoking Treatment, the clinical and smoking history is taken, and various tests are performed: measurement of CO in expired air, spirometry and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. The follow-up visits are held at 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th and 12th weeks, then 4th, 6th and 12th months after quit-date, and are all independently conducted by Healthcare Professionals Specialist on Smoking Treatment. These consultations are to control withdrawal symptoms, provide cognitive behavioural treatment and prescribe drug therapy. Different tests are also performed, e.g. measurement of CO in expired air and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. Three times a week, the patients’ situation is considered in a clinical session held by all members of the Smoking Cessation Service, where each case is discussed and appropriate decisions are taken. The group treatment programme consists of 9 sessions. The first takes place a few days before quit-date and lasts approximately 80-90 min. During this session, the patients choose their quit-date and receive advice in preparing for it. They are then informed about the basics of withdrawal. In addition, various tests are performed: measurement of CO in expired air, spirometry and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. The remaining sessions are held at 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, and 12th weeks, then at 4th and 5th months after quit-date. These sessions help to control withdrawal and prescribe drug therapy, as well as explain the different cognitive behavioural techniques to patients. Various tests are also performed: measurement of CO in expired air and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. The prescribed treatment is a combination of pharmacological and psychological treatment. The drug therapy consists of the different types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy used in Spain, bupropion or varenicline, or a combination of both. The psychotherapy consists of the following activities: self-monitoring, identifying high-risk situations, coping strategies, cognitive behavioural therapy and intra-treatment support. All patients attending the UET are referred by a doctor. Individual or group therapy is decided in the Smoking Cessation Service by health personnel or by patient preference. Results From 2003 to 2008 a total of 21,418 medical consultations took place. These consultations provided help to 3,920 smokers to stop smoking. The group of attended smokers consisted of more or less equal numbers of men and women, their mean age was 47,83, 67% of them suffered from smoking-related disorders, 43% suffered from psychiatric co-morbidities and 21% of them suffered from other addictions. The average number of cigarettes smoked daily was 28, and they suffered from high nicotine dependence (over 77% smoked their first cigarette within 30 min after waking up). The vast majority of patients seen (97.6%) received both pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy, either individually or in groups. Only 2.4% of them received just psychological treatmet. Treatment was individual for 87% of the patients and by group for the rest. Efficacy data at 6th, 12th, 36th, and 57th months follow-up were 58,5%, 54,9%, 42% and 35%, respectevely. >>
treatment outpatient general population Spain 2
Title: Service for young drug users and their families
Summary: Since 2008 the Verein Dialog (Integrative Suchtberatung Gudrunstraße) provides a special service for young drug users and their families, which is separated from the traditional drug service and adapted to the specific needs of the target group. A comprehensive interdisciplinary clarification, care and treatment is provided to assure the survival of young people with risky drug use and to minimise possible harm by stabilising and - if possible - improving their health status and social situation. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, process evaluation outpatient family/parents, children/young people Austria 2
Title: Immediate Detoxification Of Opiates With Naltrexone Under Anaesthetics
Summary: This study contextualises and compares the effectiveness of two methods of rapid detoxification, naltrexone with anaesthesia and naltrexone without anaesthesia. There appear to be no short term differences in effectiveness of rapid detoxification with naltrexone under anaesthesia and without anaesthesia. Furthermore, detoxification under anaesthesia is a less safer method and more expensive. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation adults Netherlands 2
Title: Fettercairn Drug Rehabilitation Programme Ltd.
Summary: The project outlines a number of key objectives which are, to provide an effective detoxification and rehabilitation programme for people addicted to heroin and street methadone in the Fettercairn area, to provide the families of clients and the local community with information and awareness about the causes and consequences of drug misuse, and to evaluate and disseminate good practice from the programme for the benefit of similar initiatives being developed elsewhere. >>
treatment process evaluation family/parents, adults, children/young people Ireland 1
Title: Coercive Treatment For Local Criminal Addicts: the project Triple-Ex
Summary: This project targeted at detoxification, additional support, and social re-integration of ex-detained addicts. Targets are abstinence or reduced drug use, a decrease of problems and the stimulation of daily work or education. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, process evaluation adults Netherlands 1
Title: Cannabis programme at Maria Youth Centre
Summary: The Maria Youth Centre in Stockholm runs a structured six-week treatment programme for young people with problem drug use of cannabis.The method used includes conversation sessions three times a week where the focus is on helping young people (17-20 year) to redirect cognitive patterns which have evolved during their period of abuse and to regain intellectual control. >>
treatment outcome evaluation children/young people Sweden 2
Title: Blue Point Outpatient and Counselling Service
Summary: Founded in 1996 the Blue Point Drug Counselling and Outpatient Centre (NGO) provides comprehensive services to persons with drug problems: health and social services as well as legal advice. >>
treatment outcome evaluation adults, children/young people Hungary 1
Title: Relapse Prevention Training Programme
Summary: The training intends to improve the patients abilities to solve problems and to communicate, and to improve their perceptive faculty. The aim is to convey new and effective coping strategies for situations where there is an acute danger of relapse. >>
treatment outcome evaluation adults, children/young people Germany 1
Title: 1-2-1 Detox programme
Summary: A unique one-to-one inpatient detoxification and support programme aimed to remove the potential for ‘peer pressure’ which can be a factor in relapse. Improved success rates when compared to traditional group detoxification services were reported. >>
treatment outcome evaluation inpatient United Kingdom 2

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