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Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ruth McGovernORCiD, Dr Michelle Addison, Professor Eileen KanerORCiD



This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2017.

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© 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: Primary objective: To assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions at reducing the substance misuse (alcohol and/or illicit drugs excluding tobacco) of parents with children of dependent age (from birth to 21years). Intervention impact will be examined separately for different substances. Secondary objectives: To examine whether interventions can increase drug and/or alcohol treatment engagement, retention and completion; affect the welfare of the child; whether intervention effects differ by intervention type and duration or according to who receives them.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mcgovern R, Addison MT, Newham JJ, Hickman M, Kaner EF

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Year: 2017

Volume: 2017

Issue: 10

Online publication date: 10/10/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 05/12/2017

ISSN (print): 1469-493X

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd


DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012823


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NIHR PDF-2014-07-045