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TREATMENT CONTROVERSIES

Employee Counselling Today

ISSN: 0955-8217

Article publication date: 1 March 1990

Abstract

The most burning controversy in the treatment of alcoholism is that of abstinence or controlled drinking as the long‐term aim for patients. The article rehearses the arguments for both sides before discussing the efficacy of intensive treatment – research does not show residential treatment to be superior to day care. Behaviour therapy approaches have a more optimistic research literature than intensive treatments. Antabuse tablets can be considered as a last resort.

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Chick, J. (1990), "TREATMENT CONTROVERSIES", Employee Counselling Today, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 24-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002848

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MCB UP Ltd

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