ERIC Number: ED203209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Use of the Contract in the Treatment of Persons Who Abuse Alcohol.
Fabino, Robert A.
Alcohol abuse is a serious problem affecting not only the individual abuser, but also family, friends and society. The effectiveness of contracts as positive tools in the treatment of alcohol abuse was investigated for 15 current abusers randomly assigned to individual therapy sessions. Each subject completed a Personal History Questionnaire, the Shostrom Personal Orientation Inventory, Cage Questions, and the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test before participating in 12 weekly treatment sessions and again after completion of all sessions. During treatment sessions, each subject accepted and signed a contract for non-drinking behavior. Data analysis revealed that subjects attended all of the sessions. Results of the data confirm the effectiveness of the contract as a treatment tool. A sympton cure was effected, i.e., subjects moved from alcohol abuse to abstinence from alcohol. These findings supported the use of contracts in the beginning of the treatment process. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University, Florida.