PenCLAHRC: A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations

South West PeninsulaMental Health
Start Date: 24 Sep 2018

A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and substance use disorders (SUDs) have significant avoidable global human and economic cost. There is a growing interest in the possible role that physical activity (PA) may offer to reduce AUDs and SUDs with minimal or no adverse effects. The aim of the project is to review the evidence to date in order to understand the effects of PA. It will look at how it is best delivered, in what setting, and among which population, to encourage the prevention, reduction and abstinence from AUDs and SUDs. An additional aim is to elicit the views of service leads and users on how the findings can be used to guide future funding and interventions for reducing progression, use and post-treatment relapse.

Read more about the project here.