Purpose in life and outcome of treatment for alcohol dependence.

@article{Waisberg1994PurposeIL,
  title={Purpose in life and outcome of treatment for alcohol dependence.},
  author={Jodie L. Waisberg and Jennifer E. Porter},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={33 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={
          49-63
        }
}
A number of studies have linked the development of substance abuse problems to a lack of purpose or meaning in life, and a few studies have demonstrated an increase in sense of life purpose through substance abuse treatment programmes. The present study extended past research by examining the relationship of purpose in life to treatment outcome assessed three months after completion of treatment. The subject sample comprised 131 people in in-patient treatment programmes or awaiting treatment… CONTINUE READING

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