To mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Cochrane collaboration, Addiction is starting a new series called ‘Cochrane Updates’. These will summarise Cochrane reviews in the main addictive behaviours: tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. The aim is to bring to the attention of the Addiction readership, the major advances that have been made in our knowledge of interventions to combat addictive behaviours. They are not a substitute for reading the original reviews but should provide a useful point of entry to this important body of literature.
A message from Robert West,