By Irving Maltzman

This crucial publication offers a overview of the Minnesota version of alcoholism therapy, which mixes present medical remedies and the 12-step ideas of Alcoholics nameless with the target of abstinence. It severely examines the examine base assisting cognitive habit treatment methods to alcoholism. utilizing facts from biosociobehavioral technology and important analyses of alcoholism remedy consequence literature, the publication rebuts the view of cognitive habit therapists that alcoholism is not anything yet a foul behavior .

This booklet fills an important want, describing which alcoholism remedies paintings and which don't. it truly is a useful advisor to the supporting professions taking good care of alcoholics, alcoholism counselors, social staff, nurses, medical psychologists and psychiatrists in addition to the clever layperson drawn to alcoholism and its therapy. It additionally serves as a textbook for alcoholism classes and as an ancillary textual content for irregular psychology classes.

Contents: A Biosociobehavioral ailment belief of Alcoholism; Alcoholism remedies and Mistreatments; What Makes Alcoholics nameless paintings; Expectancy idea and study: Balderdash; Self-selection of Alcoholism remedy targets: damage aid or Induction; Little Albert Redux II: Bias and shortage of Scholarship in Textbooks; Sociology of technology and Alcoholism Studies.

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Either Miller read the chapter in his book written by Laundergan and is suppressing the information on Minnesota Model outcomes, or he did not bother to read a chapter in the book he edited. In either case, the information in the book he coedited calls Miller’s scholarly integrity into question. In his ongoing apologia for “moderate” drinking with no assessment of brain structure and function, Miller et al. (2001) ask a seemingly simple question: how effective is alcoholism treatment? He and his collaborators discuss the complexity of the problem, noting that legislators, reporters, and others (including prospective patients) ask this seemingly simple question.

Seventy-five percent of the men were interviewed approximately 15 months following treatment. Abstinence rates for the entire follow-up interval were 62% and 5% for the index treatment and comparison groups, respectively. As was true of the women, significant differences were found on a variety of quality of life (QoL) measures. 3 for the index treatment and comparison groups, respectively. Smith (1986) emphasizes that the positive results found in his studies of residential treatment do not necessarily generalize to all residential treatment programs.

Follow-up interviews were conducted approximately 15 months after treatment. Ninety percent of the treatment group were interviewed; two participants were deceased. Seventy-three percent of the comparison group were interviewed; one was deceased, and 17 refused to be interviewed. Significantly more women receiving the index treatment than the comparison group reported complete abstinence during the followup interval, 79% vs. 3%. Index treatment women in contrast to comparison group participants drank significantly less alcohol during the week prior to the follow-up interview and in a typical week.

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