Treated and untreated recovery from alcohol misuse: environmental influences and perceived reasons for change.

@article{Blomqvist1999TreatedAU,
  title={Treated and untreated recovery from alcohol misuse: environmental influences and perceived reasons for change.},
  author={Jan Blomqvist},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={1371-406}
}
This Swedish study compared assisted and unassisted subjects with different long-term drinking outcomes with regard to drinking patterns, significant life events, and attributions as to what initiated and maintained recovery. It was found that both recovery, independent of help-seeking status, and help-seeking, independent of long-term outcome, were preceded by prolonged harmful drinking consequences and increasing negative stress. Initial attempts to solve the drinking problem were followed by… CONTINUE READING

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