Moderate drinking case study - Data from an Alternatives client

Moderate Drinking Case Study (click link to see it) presented by Dr. Adi Jaffe at the 2016 Western Psychological Association Conference in Long Beach, CA.

In this presentation, Dr. Jaffe shows some of the data from one of the Alternatives clients over nearly a full year of treatment. If you're interested in what treatment with us is like and what sort of outcomes our clients have, take a look! Our clients improve their mood (depression and anxiety) and their functioning and life AND are able to maintain their drinking when they follow the program. Read More…

Moderation Treatment Goal Selection Research & Monitoring Through Mobile Breathalyzers

Research from Alternatives Behavioral Health presented in Baltimore 2015 at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference Read More…

Some basic moderation research

An article looking at the reasoning behind SMAHSA's new definition for recovery and its implication for moderation as a viable treatment goal. Read More…

Moderation Management Research

Some great work showing just how effective and relevant treatment focused on moderation for alcohol can be. Read More…

Moderate drinking improves health

There has been a lot of research showing that moderate alcohol consumption is actually healthier than abstinence. Read More…

Alternatives research on difference between moderation and abstinence

Here is a poster that Dr. Jaffe presented at the International Addiction Research and Therapy Conference in Chicago in 2014. The poster shows that clients improved on many aspects of their functioning - depression, anxiety, psychiatric severity, mood and overall life-satisfaction regardless of whether they chose abstinence or moderation as a treatment goal. Indeed, it seems that clients in the moderation group actually improved a bit more!!!
It also shows that Alternatives was successful in moving a majority of clients from the contemplation to the action stage of change.
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Relationship of Treatment Goal Selection and Affect in Substance Use Disorder Patients

The relationship between affect and substance use was examined by measuring the change in affect in an outpatient SUD treatment setting across two distinct treatment goals. There were 21 participants (8 males, 13 females) in this sample; 9 participants selected abstinence treatment, while 12 selected moderation treatment. Affect was assessed using the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule – Expanded Form (PANAS-X). Data were collected from each participant every month. Analysis using dependent and independent t-tests was conducted to compare the relationship between baseline and follow-up scores for moderation and abstinent participants, between baseline scores for abstinent and moderation participants and follow-up scores between the two groups, and the difference in change. Read More…