Aerobic exercise for alcohol recovery: rationale, program description, and preliminary findings.

@article{Brown2009AerobicEF,
  title={Aerobic exercise for alcohol recovery: rationale, program description, and preliminary findings.},
  author={Richard A. Brown and Ana M Abrantes and Jennifer P. Read and Bess H. Marcus and John M Jakicic and David R. Strong and Julie R Oakley and Susan E. Ramsey and Christopher W Kahler and Gregory G Stuart and Mary Ella Dubreuil and Alan A Gordon},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={220-49}
}
Alcohol use disorders are a major public health concern. Despite the demonstrated efficacy of a number of different treatments for alcohol dependence, relapse remains a major problem. Healthy lifestyle changes may contribute to long-term maintenance of recovery, and interventions targeting physical activity, in particular, may be especially valuable as an adjunct to alcohol treatment. In this article, the authors discuss the rationale and review potential mechanisms of action whereby exercise… CONTINUE READING