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Alcohol screening and brief intervention in criminal justice settings: the UK SIPS trials

Newbury-Birch, D., Bland, M., Cassidy, P., Coulton, Simon, Deluca, P., Drummond, C., Gilvarry, E., Godfrey, C., Heather, N., Kaner, E., and others. (2010) Alcohol screening and brief intervention in criminal justice settings: the UK SIPS trials. In: Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research. 34 (S2). 115A-115A. (doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2010.01210.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:42694)

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Abstract

Purpose: The annual cost of alcohol related harm in the UK is estimated to be between £17.7

each year. Although there have been many trials of screening and brief alcohol intervention in

alcohol consumption in excessive drinkers there is a lack of evidence within the criminal justice

models of screening to identify hazardous and harmful drinkers and different intensities of brief

Methods: Offender Managers across the North East, London and South East of England

conditions: (i) a leaflet-only control group; (ii) brief structured advice and (iii) brief lifestyle

drinkers who received a short baseline assessment followed by brief intervention. Offender

Results: Initial results indicate a high prevalence of alcohol use disorders in this population

with 573 screening positive. The main reasons for ineligibility were that offenders were currently

randomized was 31.4 (CI 30.7–32.2); 85% were male and 67% classified their ethnicity as

education after the age of 16 (46%) and 16% indicated that they were educated to degree level.

screening strategy and the relative efficiency of the screening tools in the criminal justice

system.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2010.01210.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 15:17 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42694 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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