Abstinence or controlled drinking in clinical practice: indications at initial assessment.

@article{Orford1986AbstinenceOC,
  title={Abstinence or controlled drinking in clinical practice: indications at initial assessment.},
  author={Jillian Orford and Arlene M. Keddie},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={1986},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={71-86}
}
Previous research has suggested two leading hypotheses concerning which excessive drinkers can re-establish control: one based upon level of dependence, the other upon the client's personal persuasion. Using initial assessment data from 46 clients of a clinical psychology alcohol problems service (30 men, 16 women), an attempt was made to operationalize the concepts of dependence and personal persuasion using a variety of indicators of each. Although SADQ scores and Rand definite alcoholism… CONTINUE READING