- Long-Term Antabuse Treatment More Effective
A nine-year study of chronic alcoholics in Europe, where alcohol-deterrent drugs such as disulfiram (Antabuse) and calcium carbimide (Temposil) are more widely used than in the United States, shows that the psychological effects of long-term treatment can produce abstinence rates...
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- Whatever Happened to Controlled Drinking.
In the '60s and '70s, the topic of controlled drinking as an intervention goal was a flashpoint for controversy. Three decades later, moderate problem-free drinking is widely reported as a treatment outcome, and has become a mainstream early intervention goal. -- Even when the announced treatment goal is abstention, about 10% of treated cases are found to be drinking moderately at follow-up. Empirical guidelines are presented for estimating the probability of a client succeeding with moderation versus abstinence, based on scores from the Alcohol Dependence Scale and the MAST.
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