ERIC Number: ED151625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Outcome Research on Behavioral and Traditional Treatment for Problem Drinkers.
Pomerleau, Ovide; Adkins, David
This paper describes a study which compared the results of treating out-patient middle-income problem drinkers with: (1) a multi-component positive reinforcement procedure emphasizing moderation; or (2) traditional group encounter therapy emphasizing abstinence. Results suggested that behavioral treatment was more effective than traditional therapy on several indicators of outcome, and that the improvement observed was attributable to the active therapeutic techniques employed. (PFS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Harrisburg, PA.
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