Readiness to change in a clinical sample of problem drinkers: relation to alcohol use, self-efficacy, and treatment outcome.

@article{Demmel2004ReadinessTC,
  title={Readiness to change in a clinical sample of problem drinkers: relation to alcohol use, self-efficacy, and treatment outcome.},
  author={Ralf Demmel and Beate Beck and Dirk Richter and Thomas Reker},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={133-8}
}
According to the transtheoretical model of behaviour change, individuals addicted to psychotropic drugs typically cycle through a sequence of five discrete stages (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance) before achieving sustained long-term abstinence and moderation, respectively. A number of English-language questionnaires have been developed to assess client motivation in accordance with the stages of change approach. The present study aimed to expand the… CONTINUE READING

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