Alcoholism: Its Treatments and Mistreatments by Irving Maltzman

By Irving Maltzman

This crucial e-book presents a evaluation of the Minnesota version of alcoholism therapy, which mixes present scientific remedies and the 12-step rules of Alcoholics nameless with the objective of abstinence. It severely examines the learn base assisting cognitive habit remedy ways to alcoholism. utilizing proof from biosociobehavioral technological know-how and important analyses of alcoholism remedy consequence literature, the publication rebuts the view of cognitive habit therapists that alcoholism is not anything yet a nasty behavior .

This e-book fills an essential desire, describing which alcoholism remedies paintings and which don't. it's a useful advisor to the aiding professions taking care of alcoholics, alcoholism counselors, social staff, nurses, scientific psychologists and psychiatrists in addition to the clever layperson attracted to alcoholism and its remedy. It additionally serves as a textbook for alcoholism classes and as an ancillary textual content for irregular psychology classes.

Contents: A Biosociobehavioral disorder perception of Alcoholism; Alcoholism remedies and Mistreatments; What Makes Alcoholics nameless paintings; Expectancy concept and study: Balderdash; Self-selection of Alcoholism remedy objectives: damage aid or Induction; Little Albert Redux II: Bias and shortage of Scholarship in Textbooks; Sociology of technology and Alcoholism Studies.

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Fundamental shortcomings in CBT approaches to the treatment of alcoholism opened the “barn door”, Project MATCH, for Miller and fellow ideologs to feed at the trough of public funding. 2. e. external validity). Project MATCH invented a program, Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF), that does not correspond to any treatment program existing in the community. Project MATCH should have randomly assigned participants to Minnesota Model programs such as Hazelden or to other programs in the CATOR registry, along with motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and CBT.

355] German treatment facilities vary in the details of the approaches used to attain their commonly accepted treatment goals. qxd 11/21/2007 3:35 PM Page 30 FA 30 Alcoholism: Its Treatments and Mistreatments German facilities. An important characteristic of German treatment facilities is that they provide treatment programs of greater duration — varying from 6 weeks to 6 months — than those in the USA, and obtain more varied and extensive assessments: The therapist’s approach to assessment varies in different centres, particularly in the first phase of treatment.

Qxd 11/21/2007 3:35 PM Page 29 FA Alcoholism Treatments and Mistreatments 29 interval, 49% of regular attendees were abstinent as compared to 21% of those who attended on an irregular basis or never. Küfner and Feuerlein’s (1989) analysis suggests that there is a causal relationship, not simply a correlation, between self-help meeting attendance and remission. Fiorentine and Hillhouse (2000a, 2000b) suggest that it is the belief of the person dependent on alcohol and other drugs that they are incapable of controlling their drinking that contributes to abstinence, along with regular attendance at AA meetings.

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