1st Edition

Helping the Problem Drinker New Initiatives in Community Care

Edited By Tim Stockwell, Sue Clement Copyright 1987

    Originally published in 1987, Helping the Problem Drinker addressed the realisation that only a small proportion of problem drinkers ever contacted existing treatment agencies, and that therefore a more comprehensive community-oriented approach should be developed. This included training of primary care health workers and the development of multidisciplinary Community Alcohol Teams. At the time other community-based initiatives such as self-help groups for early problem drinkers and early intervention programmes in general practice and general hospitals, had been implemented. This book draws together what had been learned about these new developments, a number of which had now been evaluated. The book will still be of interest to all planners and professional staff concerned with alcohol problems: both specialists and non-specialists in general medicine, psychiatry, psychology and the social services.

    Introduction Tim Stockwell and Sue Clement  1. The Need for a Community Response to Alcohol-Related Problems Jim Orford  Part One: Experiments in Early Intervention  2. The Drinkwatchers Experience: A Description and Progress Report on Services for Controlled Drinkers Joe Ruzek  3. Early Intervention in General Practice Peter Anderson  4. DRAMS for Problem Drinkers: The Potential of a Brief Intervention by General Practitioners and Some Evidence of its Effectiveness Nick Heather  5. Early Intervention in the General Hospital Jonathan Chick  Part Two: Supporting Other Community Agents  6. The Salford Experiment: An Account of the Community Alcohol Team Approach Sue Clement  7. Consultancy as Part of Community Alcohol Team (CAT) Work Terence Spratley  8. Old Wine in Old Bottles: Why Community Alcohol Teams Will Not Work Stephen Baldwin  9. Alcohol and Drug Dependence: The Case for a Combined Community Response Brian Arbery  Part Three: Specialist Community Alcohol Services  10. The Exeter Home Detoxification Project Tim Stockwell  11. The ‘ACCEPT’ Community Programme for Problem Drinkers: A Comparison with General Hospital-Based Care Gregory Potamianos and Yiannis Papadatos  12. The Residential Alcohol Project: A Deserving Case for Rehabilitation Fred Yates  13. A Therapeutic Day Unit for Alcohol Abusers Alan Cartwright  Part Four: Prevention of Alcohol Problems  14. Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems: The Local Dimension Philip Tether.  Index.


    Tim Stockwell and Sue Clement