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Burden of alcohol disorders on emergency department attendances and hospital admissions in England (2019)
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Phillips, T., Coulton, S., & Drummond, C. (2019). Burden of alcohol disorders on emergency department attendances and hospital admissions in England. Alcohol and Alcoholism, https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agz055

Aims: This study aims to estimate the prevalence and burden of alcohol disorders on Emergency Department (ED) and hospital inpatients in England through the exploratory analysis of NHS data. Short Summary: We provide analysis from a national routi... Read More

Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland: a natural experiment protocol (2019)
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Katikireddi, S. V., Beeston, C., Millard, A., Forsyth, R., Deluca, P., Drummond, C., …Leyland, A. H. (2019). Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland: a natural experiment protocol. BMJ open, 9(6), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028482

Introduction Scotland is the first country to carry out a national implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol. MUP aims to reduce alcohol-related harms, which are high in Scotland compared with Western Europe, and to improve health equa... Read More

Modeling the potential impact of changing access rates to specialist treatment for alcohol dependence for local authorities in England: The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM) (2019)
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Brennan, A., Hill-McManus, D., Stone, T., Buykx, P., Ally, A., Pryce, R. E., …Drummond, C. (2019). Modeling the potential impact of changing access rates to specialist treatment for alcohol dependence for local authorities in England: The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM). Journal of Studies on Alocohol and Drugs -Supplement-, 96-109. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsads.2019.s18.96

OBJECTIVE: We modeled the impact of changing Specialist Treatment Access Rates to different treatment pathways on the future prevalence of alcohol dependence, treatment outcomes, service capacity, costs, and mortality. METHOD: Local Authority numbers... Read More

Corrigendum: Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: A Randomized Evaluation of Screening Approaches (Alcohol and Alcoholism (2017) 52:3 (312-317)DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agx017) (2018)
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Coulton, S., Dale, V., Deluca, P., Gilvarry, E., Godfrey, C., Kaner, E., …Heather, N. (2018). Corrigendum: Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: A Randomized Evaluation of Screening Approaches (Alcohol and Alcoholism (2017) 52:3 (312-317)DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agx017). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53(4), 499. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agy022

© The Author(s) 2018. Medical Council on Alcohol and Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. In the final version of the manuscript “Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: a randomised evaluation of screening approaches”, 10... Read More

Opportunistic screening for alcohol use problems in adolescents attending emergency departments: an evaluation of screening tools (2018)
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Coulton, S., Alam, M. F., Boniface, S., Deluca, P., Donoghue, K., Gilvarry, E., …Drummond, C. (2019). Opportunistic screening for alcohol use problems in adolescents attending emergency departments: an evaluation of screening tools. Journal of Public Health, 41(1), e53-e60. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy049

Objective To estimate and compare the optimal cut-off score of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and AUDIT-C in identifying at-risk alcohol consumption, heavy episodic alcohol use, ICD-10 alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in adoles... Read More

Alcohol consumption, early-onset drinking, and health-related consequences in adolescents presenting at emergency departments in England (2017)
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Donoghue, K., Rose, H., Boniface, S., Deluca, P., Coulton, S., Alam, M. F., …Drummond, C. (2017). Alcohol consumption, early-onset drinking, and health-related consequences in adolescents presenting at emergency departments in England. Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 60(4), 438-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.11.017

© 2016 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Purpose Globally, alcohol use is the leading cause of ill health and life years lost in adolescents, although its clinical impact is often overlooked, particularly in England where most research is ba... Read More

Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: a randomized evaluation of screening approaches (2017)
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Coulton, S., Dale, V., Deluca, P., Gilvarry, E., Godfrey, C., Kaner, E., …Drummond, C. (2017). Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: a randomized evaluation of screening approaches. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52(3), 312-317. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agx017

Aims: The aim of the study was to explore the relative efficiency and effectiveness of targeted versus universal screening for at-risk alcohol use in a primary care population in the UK.Methods: The study was a randomized evaluation of screening appr... Read More

Linked randomised controlled trials of face-to-face and electronic brief intervention methods to prevent alcohol related harm in young people aged 14–17 years presenting to Emergency Departments (SIPS junior) (2015)
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Deluca, P., Coulton, S., Alam, M. F., Cohen, D., Donoghue, K., Gilvarry, E., …Drummond, C. (2015). Linked randomised controlled trials of face-to-face and electronic brief intervention methods to prevent alcohol related harm in young people aged 14–17 years presenting to Emergency Departments (SIPS junior). BMC public health, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1679-4

© 2015 Deluca et al.; licensee BioMed Central. Background: Alcohol is a major global threat to public health. Although the main burden of chronic alcohol-related disease is in adults, its foundations often lie in adolescence. Alcohol consumption and... Read More

Alcohol screening and brief interventions for offenders in the probation setting (SIPS trial): A pragmatic multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial (2014)
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Newbury-Birch, D., Coulton, S., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Dale, V., Deluca, P., …Drummond, C. (2014). Alcohol screening and brief interventions for offenders in the probation setting (SIPS trial): A pragmatic multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 49(5), 540-548. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agu046

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of different brief intervention strategies at reducing hazardous or harmful drinking in the probation setting. Offender managers were randomized to three interventions, each of which built on the previous one: feedb... Read More

The effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief intervention in emergency departments: A multicentre pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial (2014)
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Drummond, C., Deluca, P., Coulton, S., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Crawford, M., …Kaner, E. (2014). The effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief intervention in emergency departments: A multicentre pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. PloS one, 9(6), e99463. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099463

Background: Alcohol misuse is common in people attending emergency departments (EDs) and there is some evidence of efficacy of alcohol screening and brief interventions (SBI). This study investigated the effectiveness of SBI approaches of different i... Read More

The effectiveness of electronic screening and brief intervention for reducing levels of alcohol consumption: A systematic review and meta-Analysis (2014)
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Donoghue, K., Patton, R., Phillips, T., Deluca, P., & Drummond, C. (2014). The effectiveness of electronic screening and brief intervention for reducing levels of alcohol consumption: A systematic review and meta-Analysis. Journal of medical Internet research, 16(6), e142. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.3193

Electronic screening and brief intervention (eSBI) has been shown to reduce alcohol consumption, but its effectiveness over time has not been subject to meta-Analysis. Objective: The current study aims to conduct a systematic review and meta-Analysis... Read More

Alcohol screening and brief intervention for adolescents: The how, what and where of reducing alcohol consumption and related harm among young people (2013)
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Patton, R., Deluca, P., Kaner, E., Newbury-Birch, D., Phillips, T., & Drummond, C. (2014). Alcohol screening and brief intervention for adolescents: The how, what and where of reducing alcohol consumption and related harm among young people. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 49(2), 207-212. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agt165

Aim: The aim of the study was to explore the evidence base on alcohol screening and brief intervention for adolescents to determine age appropriate screening tools, effective brief interventions and appropriate locations to undertake these activities... Read More

Effectiveness of screening and brief alcohol intervention in primary care (SIPS trial): Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial (2013)
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Kaner, E., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Coulton, S., Dale, V., Deluca, P., …Drummond, C. (2013). Effectiveness of screening and brief alcohol intervention in primary care (SIPS trial): Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 346(7892), e8501-e8501. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8501

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of different brief intervention strategies at reducing hazardous or harmful drinking in primary care. The hypothesis was that more intensive intervention would result in a greater reduction in hazardous or harm... Read More

Screening for alcohol use in criminal justice settings: An exploratory study (2012)
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Coulton, S., Newbury-Birch, D., Cassidy, P., Dale, V., Deluca, P., Gilvarry, E., …Drummond, C. (2012). Screening for alcohol use in criminal justice settings: An exploratory study. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47(4), 423-427. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/ags048

Aims: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of alcohol screening and delivery of brief interventions within criminal justice settings. Methods: A quantitative survey of those aged 18 or over in English criminal justice settings (three custody... Read More

National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of treatment agencies (2011)
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Rose, A. K., Winfield, H., Jenner, J. H., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, T. S., Deluca, P., …Drummond, C. (2011). National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of treatment agencies. Journal of substance use, 16(6), 407-421. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891003721125

Background: To map and contact all specialist alcohol treatment services in England and to investigate the characteristics of responding agencies. Methods: A national cross-sectional survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England. A questionnaire wa... Read More

The perceived challenges facing alcohol treatment services in England: A qualitative study of service providers (2010)
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Perryman, K., Rose, A. K., Winfield, H., Jenner, J., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, T. S., …Drummond, C. (2011). The perceived challenges facing alcohol treatment services in England: A qualitative study of service providers. Journal of substance use, 16(1), 38-49. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891003706399

Background: Although there is currently a high level of need for alcohol treatment in the United Kingdom, there has been a lack of research into alcohol treatment to date. This study reports on what the current challenges to alcohol treatment service... Read More

National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of clients (2010)
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Rose, A. K., Winfield, H., Jenner, J. H., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, T. S., Deluca, P., …Drummond, C. (2012). National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of clients. Journal of substance use, 17(5-6), 389-398. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2010.499493

Background: To map and contact all alcohol treatment services in England offering Tier 2, 3 and 4 interventions and describe the characteristics of their service-users. Methods: A national cross-sectional survey of alcohol treatment providers in Engl... Read More

Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in probation services: A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol (2009)
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Newbury-Birch, D., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Coulton, S., Deluca, P., Drummond, C., …Shepherd, J. (2009). Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in probation services: A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC public health, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-418

Background: A large number of randomised controlled trials in health settings have consistently reported positive effects of brief intervention in terms of reductions in alcohol use. However, although alcohol misuse is common amongst offenders, there... Read More

Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in primary care: A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol (2009)
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Kaner, E., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Coulton, S., Deluca, P., Drummond, C., …Shepherd, J. (2009). Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in primary care: A cluster randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC public health, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-287

Background. There have been many randomized controlled trials of screening and brief alcohol intervention in primary care. Most trials have reported positive effects of brief intervention, in terms of reduced alcohol consumption in excessive drinkers... Read More