Behavioral Treatment of Alcohol Problems

Individualized Therapy and Controlled Drinking

  • Mark B. Sobell
  • Linda C. Sobell

Part of the The Plenum Behavior Therapy Series book series (MAIA, volume 563)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 1-14
  3. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 15-29
  4. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 31-45
  5. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 47-79
  6. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 81-104
  7. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 105-119
  8. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 121-154
  9. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 155-166
  10. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 167-189
  11. Mark B. Sobell, Linda C. Sobell
    Pages 191-209
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 211-225

About this book

Introduction

Ideas about the nature of alcohol problems have been undergoing dramatic change over the past several years. This book summarizes the clinical research we have conducted over the past eight years; research which has evoked controversy and which, we hope, will be evaluated as having been influential in the development of a scientific approach to the clinical treatment of alcohol problems. Although we reference many studies from the general behavioral literature on alcohol problems, we make no pretense of presenting a thorough review of that literature. By and large, this book focuses on the research we have conducted, the rationale for that approach, and a detailed discussion of methods and results which cannot be presented in journal articles. The book begins by giving the reader a perspective on traditional concepts in the alcohol field, and why those concepts are now being challenged. Within that conceptual framework, we then trace the development and sophistication of our clinical research, presenting for the first time in a single work a complete consideration of the rationale, methods, and results of the study of Individualized Be­ havior Therapy (IBT) for alcoholics. Following a discussion of many of the more subtle aspects of that study and its results, we describe how IBT can be used in an outpatient setting-the setting in which we have conducted clinical research for the last six years.

Keywords

ETA Therapeut alcohol development evaluation intervention nature research therapy treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark B. Sobell
    • 1
  • Linda C. Sobell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dede Wallace CenterVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3964-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3966-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3964-9
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