Treating problem drinking

Citation
Ks. Walitzer et Gj. Connors, Treating problem drinking, ALCOHOL R H, 23(2), 1999, pp. 138-143
Citations number
39
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
ALCOHOL RESEARCH & HEALTH
ISSN journal
1535-7414 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
138 - 143
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
Recent data suggest that most people experiencing alcohol problems have pro blems of mild to moderate severity. Relative to alcoholics, these drinkers have a shouter problem-drinking history, greater social and economic stabil ity, and greater personal resources. This article describes a cognitive-beh avioral treatment approach designed specifically for problem drinkers with low levels of physical dependence on alcohol who choose to reduce their dri nking. After describing various drinking-reduction techniques, the article reviews empirical evidence for drinking-reduction training. The increasing availability of drinking-reduction interventions holds considerable promise for reducing alcohol-related dysfunction among problem drinkers.