Effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions for general practice patients with problematic drinking behavior and comorbid anxiety or depressive disorders.

@article{Grothues2008EffectivenessOB,
  title={Effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions for general practice patients with problematic drinking behavior and comorbid anxiety or depressive disorders.},
  author={Janina M. Grothues and Gallus Bischof and Susa Reinhardt and Christian Meyer and U. John and Hans-Juergen Rumpf},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 1-3},
  pages={214-20}
}
BACKGROUND Brief interventions (BIs) are effective methods to reduce problematic drinking. It is not known, if the effectiveness of BI differs between patients with or without comorbid depression or anxiety disorders. METHODS In a randomized controlled BI study with two intervention groups and one control condition, data were collected from 408 general practice (GP) patients with alcohol use disorders, at-risk drinking or binge drinking. 88 participants were diagnosed with comorbid anxiety… CONTINUE READING

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