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
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


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