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A Combined Behavioral Intervention for Treating Alcohol Dependence - Poster Presentation

WR Mille
r, TB Moyers, and LT Arciniega; WR Miller (Ed): Combined Behavioral Intervention Therapist Manual (COMBINE); 2005.
Posted: 2006-04-29.
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When Worlds Collide: Blending Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy Research [in COMBINE] - Miller et al.; 2005

Disulfiram collection  ;  Acamprosate collection  ;  Naltrexone collection
Abstinence and Harm Reduction for Alcohol - Academic Literature archives
See also:
The COMBNE Study: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial - Anton et al.; JAMA 295(17); 2006-05-03
A Group Motivational Treatment for Chemical Dependency -
Foote, DeLuca, Magura, et. al.; JSAT; 1999
Design and Analysis of Trials of Combination Therapies [in the COMBINE Study] - Hoskings et. al; J Stud. Alcohol; 2005
Efficacy & Safety of Naltrexone & Acamprosate in Treatment Of Alcohol Dependence - Carmen; 2004
Naltrexone for the Treatment of Alcoholism - a Meta Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials - Srisurapanont, 2005
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A Combined Behavioral Intervention (CBI) was developed as a state-of-the-science psychotherapy to be tested in NIAAA’s multisite COMBINE study. It is a manual-guided, structured yet flexible therapy for alcohol dependence, combining evidence based behavioral treatment methods in an integrated approach. CBI begins with motivational interviewing to enhance patients’ intrinsic motivation for change. This is followed by structured assessment feedback and development of an individualized treatment plan constructed from a menu of empirically supported behavioral modules. Separate pull-out modules are also available for handling special situations that arise. Throughout CBI, the general clinical style of motivational interviewing is maintained. CBI was designed to comprise up to 20 individual outpatient sessions, but its length is flexible based on goal attainment. A quality assurance rating system has been developed to document therapist adherence from session audiotapes, and shows good inter-rater reliability. Clinical feasibility and acceptability of CBI have been excellent, with over 600 patients treated to date. A therapist manual to guide delivery of CBI is being published by NIAAA.

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