ERIC Number: EJ778532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Treated and Untreated Alcohol-Use Disorders: Course and Predictors of Remission and Relapse
Moos, Rudolf H.; Moos, Bernice S.
Evaluation Review, v31 n6 p564-584 2007
The research described here focused on personal, life context, and help-related factors to trace the long-term course of treated and untreated alcohol-use disorders. A group of 461 individuals who sought help for alcohol problems was surveyed at baseline and 1, 3, 8, and 16 years later. Compared with individuals who remained untreated, individuals who entered treatment and/or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and participated in these modalities for a longer interval, were more likely to attain remission. Personal resources associated with social learning, stress and coping, behavior economic, and social control theories predicted the maintenance of remission. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Socialization, Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Rehabilitation, Drinking, Outcomes of Treatment, Stress Management, Coping, Economic Factors, Social Influences, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Recidivism, Help Seeking, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables, Group Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
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