College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Frequent Follow-Up as Data Gathering and Continued Care with Alcoholics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1981

Keywords

Aftercare, Alcoholism, Data Collection

Publication Title

The International Journal of Addictions

ISSN

1082-6084

Volume

16

Issue/No.

6

Abstract

The clinical value of frequent follow-up interviews as a form of continuing care for alcoholics was investigated. Sixty-seven male subjects who had participated in an inpatient alcohol research treatment study were followed up monthly for 2 years and interviewed in depth at the end of 2 years. Almost all subjects felt that the frequent follow-up contacts had functioned for them as continued supportive care. The possibility that frequent follow-up interviews may serve to consolidate and increase gains made in treatment is discussed.

DOI

10.3109/10826088109038914

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-7705-3993