Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse

Ruth McGovern, Michelle T. Addison, James J. Newham, Matthew Hickman, Eileen FS Kaner

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD012823
Number of pages19
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017


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