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The goals of this study were to describe demographic variables, drinking history, and the 6-month prevalence of Axis I comorbidity among alcohol-dependent subjects in GERMANY: The variables: amount of alcohol consumption, age at onset of the first alcohol consumed, age at onset of daily alcohol consumption, age at onset of withdrawal symptoms and number of(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether alcoholic patients with comorbid personality disorders and those with cognitive impairments would benefit in a different way from different behaviour therapy strategies. METHOD After detoxification, 120 alcoholics were assigned randomly to one of three out-patient treatment programmes comprising 'coping skills training',(More)
OBJECTIVE In spite of the increasing interest in out-patient treatment programmes for alcoholics, there still exist only a few experimental studies on this issue. In this still ongoing study the efficacy of different behaviour therapy strategies is to be examined. METHOD One hundred and twenty patients were assigned randomly to non-specific supportive(More)
Outpatient alcoholism treatment programs are widespread especially in the United States and in Great Britain. However, there still exist only a few experimental studies investigating the numerous questions arising from this field. In this still ongoing project 120 patients were randomly assigned to 3 different outpatient group therapy programs: unspecific(More)
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