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Motivational enhancement for 12-step involvement among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2004)
  • C. W. Kahler
  • J. A. Read
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart
  • S. E. Ramsey
  • B. S. McCrady
  • R. A. Brown
Abstract
Forty-eight patients undergoing inpatient detoxification for alcohol dependence were assigned to either brief advice (BA) to attend Alcoholics Anonymous or a motivational enhancement for 12-step involvement (ME-12) intervention that focused on increasing involvement in 12-step self-help groups. Attendance at 12-step groups did not differ significantly by treatment condition over 6 months of follow-up, nor did drinking outcomes. There was a significant interaction between 12-step experience and treatment condition, indicating that ME-12 was associated with relatively better alcohol outcomes at the low ends of 12-step experience, whereas BA was associated with relatively better outcomes at the high ends of 12-step experience. Results indicate that among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification, ME-12 may be beneficial only for those who have little experience with 12-step groups. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.72.4.736
Publication Date
August, 2004
Citation Information
C. W. Kahler, J. A. Read, Gregory Lyal Stuart, S. E. Ramsey, et al.. "Motivational enhancement for 12-step involvement among patients undergoing alcohol detoxification" Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Vol. 72 Iss. 4 (2004)
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