Motivation for change and alcoholism treatment

TitleMotivation for change and alcoholism treatment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsDiClemente, CC, Bellino, LE, Neavins, TM
JournalAlcohol Research and Health
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1535-7414 (Print)1535-7414 (Linking)
Accession Number10890801
Keywords*Motivation, Alcoholism/*psychology/therapy, Behavior Therapy/*methods, Behavior, Addictive/*psychology/therapy, Humans

Motivation plays an important role in alcoholism treatment by influencing patients to seek, complete, and comply with treatment as well as make successful long-term changes in their drinking. Both alcohol-abusing and alcohol-dependent people can be classified into different "stages of change" in terms of their readiness to alter their drinking behavior. Consequently, researchers have had to consider more seriously the role of motivation in the treatment of and recovery from substance abuse and to incorporate motivational enhancement strategies into treatment programs.

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