ERIC Number: ED163377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Outcomes in Alcoholism Treatment.
Stambul, Harriet B.; Armor, David J.
Alcoholism researchers in the past 35 years have emphasized abstinence as the major criterion of treatment success. In recent years, however, this emphasis has been questioned and from the current debate over treatment goals and outcome measures at least two areas of controversy have emerged. The first, called the "abstention-moderation" controversy, questions whether some alcoholics can return to and maintain normal or controlled drinking, and discusses the implications of this outcome for treatment goals. The second involves the broadening of outcome measures to include a wide spectrum of social and psychological behavior, including attitudes and self-concept, job and marital stability, and earnings or income from employment. Research on various aspects of these two areas has been conducted, but a resolution of the conflicts has not yet emerged. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Change, Drinking, Evaluation Criteria, Objectives, Social Behavior, State of the Art Reviews, Theories
The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
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