Efficacy combined with specified ingredients: a new direction for empirically supported addiction treatment.

@article{Magill2013EfficacyCW,
  title={Efficacy combined with specified ingredients: a new direction for empirically supported addiction treatment.},
  author={Molly Magill and Richard Longabaugh},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2013},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={874-81}
}
AIMS With the increased need for sanctioning behavioral addiction treatments to guide key stakeholders, focus has shifted to developing and applying criteria for establishing empirically supported treatments (EST). Among the many criteria offered, demonstration of incremental efficacy over a placebo or comparison in at least two independent randomized clinical trials (RCTs) has been the gold standard. While necessary, the present EST criteria are not sufficient. The present work: (i) argues for… CONTINUE READING

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