Family Involvement and Outcome in Treatment of Alcoholism

@article{McNabb1989FamilyIA,
  title={Family Involvement and Outcome in Treatment of Alcoholism},
  author={John McNabb and Aghop Der-Karabetian and Jr. James C. Rhoads},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1989},
  volume={65},
  pages={1327 - 1330}
}
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of spouses' (or significant others') involvement in the treatment of alcoholism. Altogether 80 adult patients who had been treated for alcoholism participated. There were three groups who varied in involvement: Group I whose spouses attended 3 or fewer group therapy sessions per week, Group II whose spouses attended 4 or more sessions per week, and Group III whose spouses were treated as inpatients for coalcoholism. Information was gathered… Expand
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