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Interventions for disorder and severe intoxication in and around licensed premises, 1989-2009

Brennan, Iain; Moore, Simon C.; Byrne, Ellie; Murphy, Simon

Authors

Simon C. Moore

Ellie Byrne

Simon Murphy



Abstract

Aims To systematically review rigorous evaluation studies into the effectiveness of interventions in and around licensed premises that aimed to reduce severe intoxication and disorder. Methods A systematic search was conducted. Papers that rigorously evaluated interventions based in and around licensed premises to reduce disorder or intoxication were included. Results Fifteen studies were identified, three randomized controlled trials and 12 non-randomized quasi-experimental evaluations. Outcome measures were intoxication (n = 6), disorder (n = 6) and intoxication and disorder (n = 3). Interventions included responsible beverage service training (n = 5), server violence prevention training (n = 1), enhanced enforcement of licensing regulations (n = 1), multi-level interventions (n = 5), licensee accords (n = 2) and a risk-focused consultation (n = 1). Intervention effects varied, even across studies using similar interventions. Conclusions Server training courses that are designed to reduce disorder have some potential, although there is a lack of evidence to support their use to reduce intoxication and the evidence base is weak.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011-04
Journal ADDICTION
Print ISSN 0965-2140
Electronic ISSN 1360-0443
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 106
Issue 4
Pages 706-713
APA6 Citation Brennan, I., Moore, S. C., Byrne, E., & Murphy, S. (2011). Interventions for disorder and severe intoxication in and around licensed premises, 1989-2009. Addiction, 106(4), 706-713. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03297.x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03297.x
Keywords Alcohol; Evaluation; Intervention; Licensed premises; Systematic review; Violence
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03297.x
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