Social Skills Training for Alcoholics

Conceptual, Methodological, and Treatment Issues
  • Emil Chiauzzi
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign focused much attention on the needs for refusal skills and self-assertion in resisting drug and alcohol abuse (Diamint, 1988). Many substance abuse treatment programs routinely include assertiveness training as part of treatment. Authors writing about adult children of alcoholics also stress the need for open expression of feelings in interpersonal contexts (Beattie, 1987). The interpersonal emphasis of these trends suggests a need to reexamine the contribution of social skills theories to alcoholism treatment.


Social Skill Addictive Behavior Social Skill Training Social Drinker Substance Abuse Treatment Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil Chiauzzi
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  1. 1.Northeast Psychiatric AssociatesBrookside HospitalNashuaUSA

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