A Relapse Prevention Model for Older Alcohol Abusers

  • Larry W. Dupree
  • Lawrence Schonfeld
  • Kristina O. Dearborn-Harshman
  • Nancy Lynn

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).


Alcohol Dependence Substance Abuse Treatment Alcohol Problem Relapse Prevention Older Adult 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry W. Dupree
    • 1
  • Lawrence Schonfeld
    • 1
  • Kristina O. Dearborn-Harshman
    • 1
  • Nancy Lynn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aging and Mental Health, Florida Mental Health InstituteUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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