It is Time for Low-Risk Drinking Goals to Come out of the Closet.
The authors reflect on the physical benefit of low-risk drinking to recover from alcohol problems in the U.S. They attribute the remainder of low-risk drinking as a closet treatment goal to the refusal of clinicians to this evidence, notwithstanding research on their common occurrence. They note arguments that accepting low-risk drinking goal may lead to casualties such as the attempt of abstinent individuals to drink and the search of heavy drinkers to lessen rather than cease drinking.
Sobell, M. B.,
Sobell, L. C.
(2011). It is Time for Low-Risk Drinking Goals to Come out of the Closet.. Addiction, 106(10), 1715-1717.
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