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The RESCueH Programme: Testing New Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Alcohol Use Disorders: Rationale and Methods

Søgaard Nielsen A.a,c,d · Nielsen B.a,c,d · Andersen K.a,c,d · Roessler K.K.b · Bühringer G.h, i · Bogenschutz M.e, j · Ekstrøm C.T.f · Søgaard J.a, g · The RESCueH Research Group

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aUnit of Clinical Alcohol Research (UCAR), Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark and bDepartment of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, cPsychiatric Research Unit, Region of Southern Denmark, Funen, and dOPEN, Odense Patient Data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; eNYU Langone Medical Center, New York, N.Y., USA; fSection of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, and gInstitute of Clinical Medicine, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark; hInstitute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, and iInstitut für Therapieforschung, Munich, Germany; jHealth Sciences Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.Mex., USA

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Abstract of Research Report

Received: March 07, 2016
Accepted: June 05, 2016
Published online: July 20, 2016
Issue release date: October 2016

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/EAR

Abstract

Excessive alcohol consumption is one of the most important lifestyle factors affecting the disease burden in the Western world. The results of treatment in daily practice are modest at best. The aim of the RESCueH programme is to develop and evaluate methods, which are as practice-near as possible, and therefore can be implemented quickly and easily in everyday clinical practice. It is the first clinical alcohol programme to be transatlantic in scope, with implementation in treatment centers located in Denmark, Germany and the US. The RESCueH programme comprises 5 randomized controlled trials, and the studies can be expected to result in (1) more patients starting treatment in specialized outpatient clinics, (2) a greater number of elderly patients being treated, (3) increased patient motivation for treatment and thus improved adherence, (4) more patients with stable positive outcomes after treatment and (5) fewer patients relapsing into harmful drinking. The aim of this paper is to discuss the rationale for the RESCueH programme, to present the studies and expected results.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Research Report

Received: March 07, 2016
Accepted: June 05, 2016
Published online: July 20, 2016
Issue release date: October 2016

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/EAR


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