ERIC Number: ED158200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Empirical Approaches to the Treatment of Alcohol Abuse: Alternatives to Abstinence.
Nelson, Ronald G.; Janzen, William B.
This report presents research studies from the past 15 years which indicate that some alcoholics have been able to return to controlled, moderate drinking after behavioral treatment. Presented in this report are: (1) the techniques used to train alcohol abusers to moderate drinking; (2) the research methodologies used to measure the treatment effects of controlled drinking programs; (3) a discussion of the characteristics of controlled drinking candiates; and (4) two sample optional controlled drinking programs. It is hoped that if treatment with options other than abstinence is made available, many alcoholics who are currently untreated will seek and receive help. (Author/RF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University. Dept. of Psychology.