Psychological Treatment for Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism Examples of Research Answers to Six Practical Questions 1. How effective is the psychological treatment of alcoholism? 12-month outcomes of U.S. alcoholism treatment (8329 cases) 24% continuously abstinent
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Examples of Research Answers to Six Practical Questions
Source: Miller, Walters & Bennett (2001). How effective is alcoholism treatment? Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 62, 211-220.
Source: Azrin, N. (1976). Improvements in the community reinforcement approach to alcoholism. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 34:339-348.
Drinking days reduced by 97%
% Alcohol-free days
Source: Meyers & Miller (2001). A community reinforcement approach for
addiction treatment. Cambridge University Press.
Source: Bien, Miller & Boroughs (1993). Motivational interviewing with alcohol outpatients. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21:347-356
Source: Brown & Miller (1993). Impact of motivational interviewing on participation and outcome in residential alcoholism treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 7: 211-218.
Doubled % of patients abstaining
Source: Miller, Meyers & Tonigan (1999). Engaging the unmotivated in treatment for alcohol problems: A comparison of three strategies for intervention through family members. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67: 688-697.