INEBRIA- International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
| Welcome to INEBRIA
INEBRIA is an international network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the harms produced by alcohol and other drug use. It aims to provide global leadership in the development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice in the area of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.
News and announcements
Special invitation from ASCP to INEBRIA 2013 presenters
Will it work on a wet Wednesday in Wigan?
INEBRIA and the alcohol industry
The Co-ordinating Committee (CC) has been considering the relationship between the alcohol industry and INEBRIA (and brief interventions more broadly). The alcohol industry is spending more money on brief interventions globally and this has engendered a range of concerns, in the context of other actions being taken by the global alcohol industry. These include whether industry funded work should be acceptable at INEBRIA conferences and whether support for brief interventions is being used as a means to obstruct evidence based alcohol policies, as appears to be the case in Scotland.
Following a consultation at the recent conference in Rome, the CC has decided to establish an independent working group to carefully consider the issues in this area. All members interested in participating in the working group should indicate so by contacting INEBRIA Secretariat, no later than November 8th. More information and the terms of reference of the working group will be provided.
INEBRIA 2013: Conference & AGM Update
Conference Highlights: Inaugural Nick Heather Lecture: The Efficacy-Effectiveness Distinction If you missed the Inaugural Nick Heather Lecture: The Efficacy-Effectiveness Distinction in Trials Of Alcohol Brief Interventions at the recent INEBRIA conference, you can download an expanded summary and conclusions here. Delivering the inaugural lecture, Prof. Nick Heather discussed the terminology, ideal phases of development of trial research in health promotion, and the history of SBI research including the extent to which trials of alcohol SBI can be considered efficacy or effectiveness trials.
ICBM 2014: CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN INEBRIA is co-sponsoring the addictive behaviors track of the biennial meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Medicine, to be held in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands in August 2014. We are keen to see content on all issues relating to brief interventions and intend organising symposia in addition to receiving individual abstracts. If you are interested in presenting brief interventions research at this meeting and may be interested in participating in symposia, please send an expression of interest to Anne Berman at the address below, not later than November 30th. Please note this is in advance of, and separate from, the January 15th 2014 deadline for abstract submission. For more information and instructions have a look at the ICBM website
The 10th INEBRIA conference took place in Rome, Italy on 19th and 20th September, and was an inspiring and interesting event. Attended by an international audience of researchers and professionals, the conference heard plenary presentations on implementation issues relating to screening and brief interventions (SBI) as well as the inaugural Nick Heather Lecture - delivered by Nick Heather. There were 11 parallel symposia as well as a poster session and the INEBRIA annual general meeting. The conference venue and host city provided an impressive backdrop to a very successful event. More detail on key presentations as well as other news will appear here shortly, and presentations will be made available to INEBRIA members. You are also strongly encouraged to access the INEBRIA Google Group for more regular, and dynamic discussions about SBI for alcohol and other drugs.
The 2014 INEBRIA conference will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on the 18th-19th of September, 2014.
The provisional programme of the 10th INEBRIA Conference is already available.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until the 15th of May.
Date: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2013
Pre-Conference: Wednesday 18th September - Two parallel pre-conferences: XXIII National Scientific Meeting SIA, Società Italiana di Alcologia & Conferenza Nazionale sull'Intervento Breve in Medicina Generale
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 31st, 2013
New Discussions on the Google Group
The INEBRIA Google discussion group has been very active recently with members from around the world contributing to lively debates including:
Click on the above link to view the discussions or to register.
New BI Publications
These studies are discussed on the Google group which also has information on a number of other studies via postings from the Effectiveness bank.
New Peer-Reviewed Publication: Results of the Multi-Million SIPS Primary Care Trial in England in BMJ.
There has been considerable discussion in SBI circles of the SIPS Study, a £4 million study applying brief intervention approaches in three key settings. The primary care results have just been published in the BMJ. In addition to the BMJ article, you can read considerable discussion of this on the BMJ website, on the INEBRIA Google Group (if you're interested in SBI, you should definitely check this out) and on the Alcohol IBA blog. You can also read a simplified form in the Findings bulletin.
A new book edited and contributed to by INEBRIA members has been released to help practicing physicians to address alcohol issues. With specific focus on brief assessment, comorbidity, confidentiality, implementation, making referrals, alcohol and pain, talking about lower risk drinking… and much more, it gathers all of this information together in one place. It will be very helpful for those seeking to deliver or support delivery of SBI in primary care settings.
You can access the book via this link (including as an e-book available for immediate download).
Upcoming Event: Motivational Interviewing Worshop from Miller & Rollnick:
A rare opportunity to learn about MI from its co-founders via a 2-day workshop:
Dates: Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July 2013
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