Alcoholism: clinical implications of recent research.

  title={Alcoholism: clinical implications of recent research.},
  author={Roger E. Meyer and Henry R. Kranzler},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={49 Suppl},
The alcoholism field has traditionally been marked by strong divisions between research and clinical practice. The most common modes of clinical practice, rooted in a strong self-help tradition, have not seemed to gain much from biological or behavioral research. Indeed, the most famous (and controversial) behavioral research study of the 1970s appeared to undermine the efforts of clinicians to encourage abstinence as the only reasonable treatment goal for alcoholics. Another study conducted in… CONTINUE READING

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