Predicting relapse and recovery in alcoholism and addiction: neuropsychology, personality, and cognitive style.

@article{Miller1991PredictingRA,
  title={Predicting relapse and recovery in alcoholism and addiction: neuropsychology, personality, and cognitive style.},
  author={Lisa Miller},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1991},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={277-91}
}
  • Lisa Miller
  • Published 1991 in Journal of substance abuse treatment
Neuropsychological studies of substance abuse treatment outcome have generally found successful recoverers to show intact functioning on most measures, whereas relapsers do poorly on tests of language, abstract reasoning, planning, and cognitive flexibility. These have been related to involvement of left hemisphere and frontal lobe functions. Personality profiles of successful remitters, with or without formal treatment, include future goal-orientation, frustration-tolerance, and self-efficacy… CONTINUE READING