Preparing clients for alcoholism treatment: Effects on treatment participation and outcomes

TitlePreparing clients for alcoholism treatment: Effects on treatment participation and outcomes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsConnors, GJ, Walitzer, KS, Dermen, KH
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0022-006X1939-2117
Accession Number2002-18226-010. First Author & Affiliation: Connors, Gerard J.
KeywordsAlcohol Abuse, alcohol dependency, Alcohol Rehabilitation, client education, Client Participation, Drug Dependency, interviews, Motivation, motivational interview, motivational interviewing, outpatient alcoholism treatment, Role Expectations, role induction, Therapeutic Processes, Treatment Outcomes, treatment participation & outcomes, treatment preparation

In this study, 126 clients (87 men, 39 women) entering outpatient alcoholism treatment were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 preparatory conditions: a role induction (RI) session, a motivational interview (MI) session, or a no-preparatory session control group (CG). Clients assigned to the MI preparatory condition attended more treatment sessions and had fewer heavy drinking days during and 12 months after treatment relative to CG clients. Clients assigned to MI, relative to CG clients, also had more abstinent days during treatment and during the first 3 months posttreatment, although this difference was not maintained through the remainder of the 12-month follow-up period. Clients assigned to the RI condition showed no significant advantage over those in the CG condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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