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The Effect of Brief Interventions for Alcohol Among People With Comorbid Mental Health Conditions-A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials and Narrative Synthesis

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This article reviews the evidence on the effect of brief interventions (BIs) for alcohol among adults with risky alcohol consumption and comorbid mental health conditions. Differences in the findings may be partly due to differences in study design, such as the intensity of BIs and possibly the risk of bias. Overall, the evidence is mixed regarding the effects of alcohol BIs in participants with comorbid mental health conditions. Future well-designed research is required to answer this question more definitively.

This course is based on the article, The Effect of Brief Interventions for Alcohol Among People with Comorbid Mental Health Conditions-A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials and Narrative Synthesis created by Sadie Boniface, PhD., et al. in 2017.

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Course Material Authors

Sadie Boniface, PhD. (Epidemiology and Public Health)

Dr. Boniface is a Post Doctoral Research Worker at Addictions Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK who works on randomised controlled trials of psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol and substance use in adolescents in a variety of settings. Her research interests are in alcohol, young people, comorbidity and the treatment gap.

Isabella Malet-Lambert, MSc

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, National Addiction Centre, London, UK

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge that AUD has a comorbidity among a variety of mental illnesses.

  2. Identify the most common comorbid diagnoses.

  3. Describe outcomes for using BI for AUD with comorbid disorders.

Course Material

References begin on page 292.

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