Chapter 2. Psychosocial Treatment for Alcohol Dependence

  1. Prof. Dr. Mats Berglund3,
  2. Dr. Sten Thelander Project Manager4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson Executive Director4
  1. Sven Andréasson1 and
  2. Agneta Öjehagen2

Published Online: 15 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527601465.ch2

Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse: An Evidence Based Review

Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse: An Evidence Based Review

How to Cite

Andréasson, S. and Öjehagen, A. (2003) Psychosocial Treatment for Alcohol Dependence, in Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse: An Evidence Based Review (eds M. Berglund, S. Thelander and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527601465.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University Hospital MAS, Alcohol and Drug Clinic, S-20502 Malmö, Sweden

  2. 4

    SBU, Box 5650, S-11486 Stockholm, Sweden

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 2

    Lund, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2004
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306824

Online ISBN: 9783527601462

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Keywords:

  • psychosocial treatment;
  • alcohol dependence;
  • motivational methodology;
  • drinking problem;
  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • CRA treatment;
  • marital therapies;
  • therapist

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Earlier Reviews

    • Assessing the Effects of Different Methods

    • Methodological Deficiencies and Problems

    • Treatment Methods

    • Treatment Effects

    • Questions Addressed

    • Intensity and Aftercare

    • Subgroups of Alcohol Dependence

  • Method and Material

    • Search Strategies

    • Result Protocol

    • Meta-analysis

  • Results

    • Does psychosocial treatment have any effect? Comparisons with no treatment

    • Are some methods superior to others?

  • Motivational Methodology

  • Methods Specifically Aimed at Changing the Drinking Problem Itself

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    • Broad Spectrum Treatment with CBT Focus

    • CRA Treatment – Community Reinforcement Approach

    • Self-control Training

    • Cue Exposure

    • Other

    • Twelve-Step Treatment

  • Methods Aimed at the Factors Behind Alcohol Dependence

    • Dynamically Oriented Treatments

  • Standard Treatment

  • Marital Therapies and Interventions Focused on Family Members

  • Studies Showing Matching Results

  • Comparing the Intensity of Treatment and Aftercare

  • Subgroups of Alcohol-Dependent Patients

  • Therapist Factors

  • Gender-related Effects

  • Renewed Literature Search