TITLE

Advances in Alcoholism Treatment

AUTHOR(S)
Huebner, Robert B.; Kantor, Lori Wolfgang
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2011, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Researchers are working on numerous and varied approaches to improving the accessibility, quality, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of treatment for alcohol use disorders (AUDs). This overview article summarizes the approaches reviewed in this issue, including potential future developments for alcoholism treatment, such as medications development, behavioral therapy, advances in technology that are being used to improve treatment, integrated care of patients with AUDs and co-occurring disorders, the role of 12-step programs in the broader realm of treatment, treating patients with recurring and chronic alcohol dependence, strategies to close the gap between treatment need and treatment utilization, and how changes in the health care system may affect the delivery of treatment. This research will not only reveal new medications and behavioral therapies but also will contribute to new ways of approaching current treatment problems.
ACCESSION #
60362750

 

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