Motivation and life events: A prospective natural history pilot study of problem drinkers in the community

University of Tampere, Tammerfors, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Addictive Behaviors (Impact Factor: 2.76). 10/2005; 30(8):1603-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.02.006
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A prospective natural history study was conducted of problem drinkers who were thinking about quitting or reducing their alcohol consumption. Two primary constructs, cognitive appraisals and life events, were measured in a mailed-out baseline survey. A one-year follow-up survey identified those who had made reductions in drinking. Partial correlations controlling for baseline drinking severity revealed some support for both cognitive appraisal and life events explanations of change. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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