Breaking the link between alcohol and violent crime

A new research paper from the Medical Council on Alcohol explores the effectiveness of intervention strategies at reducing harmful drinking in the probation setting, through the use of a randomised control trial. Below is an Abstract of the full article, which calls for more research to be undertaken to determine the effectiveness of brief interventions on this group of service users within probation. The Council (which includes Prof. Jonathan Shepherd, left) illustrate the prevalence of ...

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Health & Recovery Support

Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (Northumbria CRC) runs a recovery support service with its Newcastle IOM team which has shown great results in its first year. There was a 37% reduction in crime during the first six months of engagement. The recovery support service was commissioned in January 2013 and the contract was awarded to Changing Lives, a national charity which provides specialist support services for vulnerable people. It is led by Stephen Jamieson, senior peer recovery ...

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