Although there is still a dearth of knowledge about the mechanisms of relapse in alcoholism, there is an even greater dearth of research into how individuals who have been treated for alcoholism survive—that is, do not resume heavy drinking. In our studies of relapse, we have been investigating not only the causes of relapse, but, equally important, looking at the ways patients have found to avoid relapse and maintain survival.
KeywordsCoping Strategy Social Anxiety Heavy Drinking External Event Negative Thinking
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