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ERIC Number: EJ813188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Anger-Control Group Counseling for Women Recovering from Alcohol or Drug Addiction
Gonzalez-Prendes, A. Antonio
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n6 p616-625 2008
Two experimental conditions, a manualized cognitive-behavioral anger-control treatment incorporating empowerment strategies and a relapse-prevention treatment without the anger-control component, were compared to assess their impact on levels of trait anger and attributional styles of women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Participants were predominantly African American, low-socioeconomic-level women living in a residential facility in a major Midwestern city. Although significant changes were found for the anger-control group participants, sample size (anger control n = 8, relapse prevention n = 5) and participant characteristics call for caution when interpreting the results and limit the generalizability of the intervention. As a preliminary study, the findings are encouraging. Recommendations for future research and implications for social work practice are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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