Towards guiding principles for effective intervention
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Interventions aimed at modifying drinking are important for prisoners whose crimes are alcohol-related. These interventions should be designed with reference to current knowledge of what is effective, and recent meta-analyses of correctional research provide relevant information. It has been suggested that effective interventions adhere to three guiding principles: they (1) target high-risk groups; (2) address criminogenic need; and (3) are appropriate to offender groups. These three principles are examined in relation to alcohol interventions, concluding with a set of guiding principles for effective alcohol interventions. © 1994, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.