Pretreatment Changes in Drinking: A Test of a Tailored Treatment Approach

Stasiewicz | Bradizza | Dermen | Lucke
This grant will explore a number of tailored treatment approaches to determine which works best for people in relation to their drinking behavior prior to seeking help.

This study will investigate whether different types and durations of treatment would be appropriate and beneficial for those who change their drinking more or less rapidly during an approximate one-month pretreatment period. For example, rapid pretreatment changers might achieve good treatment outcomes with fewer treatment sessions that focus on relapse prevention, whereas minimal changers might benefit from enhanced treatment that addresses motivation to change and behavioral skills training. Results may substantially alter accepted paradigms of treatment by both increasing efficiency (with rapid changers) and increasing effectiveness (with minimal changers).

Principal Investigator
Paul Stasiewicz, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Clara Bradizza, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Kurt Dermen, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Joseph Lucke, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Funding Agency
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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