Frequent Follow-Up as Data Gathering and Continued Care with Alcoholics
Aftercare, Alcoholism, Data Collection
The International Journal of Addictions
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.
Sobell, L. C.,
Sobell, M. B.
(1981). Frequent Follow-Up as Data Gathering and Continued Care with Alcoholics. The International Journal of Addictions, 16(6), 1077-1086.
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