Table 50Databases searched and inclusion/exclusion criteria for clinical effectiveness of self-help interventions

Electronic databasesMEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, HMIC, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library
Date searchedDatabase inception to May 2006; table of contents
December 2005 to November 2006
Study designRCT
Observational studies
Patient populationAdults and young people (see 4.5.2 for further details on definition of young people) who misuse opioids, stimulants, cannabis; polydrug misuse
InterventionsSelf-help
12-step self-help groups
OutcomesAbstinence: point abstinence, duration of abstinence Illicit drug use: frequency of using illicit drugs over a period of time

From: 8, PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS

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