IBT in Retrospect
A wealth of data has amassed since the IBT study was completed. Some of the data from that study have forced a reconsideration of traditional concepts of alcoholism. While the IBT study will probably be remembered for its controlled drinking treatment goal, several other findings emerged which also merit discussion. Although questions about the value of particular IBT components can be answered only by future studies designed to compare and contrast various aspects of the IBT procedures, we can provide some insight into the effectiveness of these various components as seen through the eyes of the subjects themselves.
KeywordsTreatment Component Electric Shock Experimental Subject Drinking Behavior Problem Drinking
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