Social behaviour and network therapy: Basic principles and early experiences

Coppello, Alex and Orford, Jim and Hodgeson, Ray and Tober, Gillian and Barrett, Clive (2002) Social behaviour and network therapy: Basic principles and early experiences. Addictive Behaviors, 27 (3). pp. 346-366. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The present paper reports on the basic principles of a treatment approach currently being used in a National Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of Alcohol Treatments in the United Kingdom (UK Alcohol Treatment Trial). The treatment: Social Behaviour and Network Therapy (SBNT) is novel as a package but has been developed by integrating a number of strategies found to be effective in other treatment approaches. The intervention is based on the notion that to give the best chance of a good outcome people with serious drinking problems need to develop positive social network support for change. A brief review of the evidence supporting social treatments for alcohol problems is followed by an outline of the feasibility work and the basic principles that guided the development of SBNT. Process data from the first 33 trial cases and 2 case vignettes are described and discussed. It is concluded that SBNT is a feasible and coherent treatment approach that can be delivered by a range of therapists in the alcohol field.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: UKATT Research Team
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 15:20
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 09:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27973 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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