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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Outpatient alcoholism treatment - 24-month outcome and predictors of outcome
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2009, 4:15

Matching patients to different types of treatment by means of empirically based characteristics may help to improve outcome but research has failed to establish reliable predictors in that area. Data from this follow-up study confirm the role of certain clinical outcome predictors. Additionally, results give further evidence for outpatient treatment as an effective setting for alcohol-dependent patients as indicated by a favourable retention rate (84%) and outcome (minimum abstinence rate 44%).