Alcohol Treatment: Behavioral Approaches - Research Article from Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

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Imagine that every time you see a red traffic light you get angry. You begin to grit your teeth, curse, and generally become abusive toward everyone riding in the car with you. You know that this response will not change the fact that you will have to wait in traffic until the light changes. And getting angry with other people will not change anything, except that you may lose a few friends and develop an ulcer or high blood pressure in the process. To change this response, or any other kind of unhealthy, undesirable behavior, you might use behavioral therapy. For many years, behavioral treatments or therapy has been used to help people who abuse alcohol. In the nineteenth century, Benjamin Rush, often thought of as the founder of American psychiatry, described a variety of psychological cures for long-term drunkenness. Modern research...

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