Alcohol Abuse Essay by The Research Group

Alcohol Abuse
An overview of therapeutic approaches to treating alcoholism.
# 72724 | 900 words | 3 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Psychology (General)

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This paper is about cognition and recovery from alcohol abuse. The paper examines the use of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and 12-Step counseling to treat alcoholism. Additionally, the effects of each of these cognitive therapies on recovering alcoholics are examined.

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"The most popular individual therapeutic approaches used to treat alcoholism (motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and step counseling) are based on the use of cognitive processes). In the case of motivational interviewing, therapists utilize various types of questions to encourage patients to replace their alcoholic lifestyle with healthy behavior. At the beginning of the therapy, therapists inform patients about the different stages of readiness for change. They also pose questions that explore the patients' challenges and anxieties, affirm their strengths and self-efficacy and acknowledge..."

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