Alex Stevens and colleagues from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent have been working with KCA and Kent County Council to develop a programme that reduces risky behaviours.
They report that six months after delivering the programme, which was carried out with 226 participants who had been screened for vulnerability they were able to measure:
significant reductions in alcohol use (as measured by percentage days abstinent and drinks per drinking day). There were also reductions in illicit drug (mostly cannabis) use, although these were not statistically significant.
The programme manual has been made available on a Creative Commons license and can be downloaded here.