Efficacy of moderation-oriented cue exposure for problem drinkers: a randomized controlled trial

Dawe, Sharon, Heather, Nick, Mattick, Richard, Rees, Vaughan and Sitharthan, Thiagarajan (2002) Efficacy of moderation-oriented cue exposure for problem drinkers: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70 (4). pp. 1045-1050. ISSN 0022-006X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.70.4.1045

Abstract

The effectiveness of cue exposure following a priming dose was compared with cognitive-behavioral intervention in a community sample of problem drinkers. Participants were randomly associated to 1 of the 2 conditions and received a mean of 5.84 (SD=2.69) sessions. A psychologist blind to treatment condition conducted an 8-month follow-up. Compared with pretreatment levels, significant decreased in alcohol consumption were evidence posttreatment and maintained at follow-up for both groups. Reductions in severity of dependence, impaired control, and alcohol-related problems were also evidence for both groups at follow-up. No differences in outcome associated with initial severity of alcohol dependence were apparent. The results raise the issue of the appropriateness of reserving a goal of controlled drinking for those with relatively mild alcohol problems and low alcohol dependence

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 12:14
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2813

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