ERIC Number: EJ684743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
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Motivational Enhancement for 12-Step Involvement among Patients Undergoing Alcohol Detoxification
Kahler, Christopher W.; Read, Jennifer P.; Ramsey, Susan E.; Stuart, Gregory L.; McCrady, Barbara S.; Brown, Richard A.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v72 n4 p736-741 Aug 2004
Forty-eight patients undergoing inpatient detoxification for alcohol dependence were assigned to either brief advice (BA) to attend Alcoholics Anonymous or a motivational enhancement for 12-step involvement (ME-12) intervention that focused on increasing involvement in 12-step self-help groups. Attendance at 12-step groups did not differ significantly by treatment condition over 6 months of follow-up, nor did drinking outcomes. There was a significant interaction between 12-step experience and treatment condition, indicating that ME-12 was associated with relatively better alcohol outcomes at the low ends of 12-step experience, whereas BA was associated with relatively better outcomes at the high ends of 12-step experience. Results indicate that among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification, ME-12 may be beneficial only for those who have little experience with 12-step groups.
Descriptors: Patients, Alcoholism, Self Help Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Drinking, Motivation, Intervention
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