Motivation for change and alcoholism treatment
Journal/Book: Alcohol Res Health. 1999; 23: 6000 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20892-7003, USA. Natl Inst Alcohol Abuse Alcoholism. 86-92.
Abstract: Motivation plays an important role in alcoholism treatment by influencing patients to seek, complete, and comply with treatment as well as make successful long-term changes in their drinking. Both alcohol-abusing and alcohol-dependent people can be classified into different ''stages of change'' in terms of their readiness to alter their drinking behavior,Consequently, researchers have had to consider more seriously the role of motivation in the treatment of and recovery from substance abuse and to incorporate motivational enhancement strategies into treatment programs.
Note: Article DiClemente CC, Univ Maryland Baltimore Cty, Dept Psychol, Baltimore,MD 21228 USA
Keyword(s): motivation; addiction care; stages of change; AODD (alcohol and other drug dependence) recovery; treatment; AOD (alcohol and other drug) use behavior; behavioral change; AODU (alcohol and other drug use) treatment method; motivational interviewing; intervention; patient treatment matching; literature review; BRIEF INTERVENTIONS; CHANGE QUESTIONNAIRE; EXCESSIVE DRINKERS; CONTROLLED TRIAL; ABUSE TREATMENT; DRUG-ABUSERS; READINESS; ADVICE; DRINKING; SUBTYPES