A Relapse Prevention Model for Older Alcohol Abusers
With the aging of America, interest on improving behavioral health services for older adults has increased, including attention to those with alcohol abuse problems. Early studies focused on the possible benefits of elder-specific, group treatment programs (Kofoed, Tolson, Atkinson, Toth, & Turner, 1987; Schonfeld, Dupree, & Rohrer, 1995) or evaluating the benefits of group treatment approaches for older adults (Carstensen, Rychtarik, & Prue, 1985; Dupree, Broskowski, & Schonfeld, 1984; Graham, Brett, & Baron, 1997; Schonfeld et al., 2000).
KeywordsAlcohol Dependence Substance Abuse Treatment Alcohol Problem Relapse Prevention Older Adult
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