Brief relationship therapy for alcoholism: a randomized clinical trial examining clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

@article{FalsStewart2005BriefRT,
  title={Brief relationship therapy for alcoholism: a randomized clinical trial examining clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness.},
  author={William Fals-Stewart and Keith C Klostermann and Brian T. Yates and Timothy J. O'Farrell and Gary R. Birchler},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={363-71}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of brief relationship therapy (BRT), a shortened version of standard behavioral couples therapy (S-BCT), with alcoholic male patients (N = 100) and their nonsubstance-abusing female partners. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatment conditions: (a) BRT, (b) S-BCT, (c) individual-based treatment (IBT), or (d) psychoeducational attention control treatment (PACT). Equivalency testing revealed that… CONTINUE READING

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