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

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1.
Addictive Behaviors (Impact Factor: 2.02). 10/2005; 30(8):1603-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.02.006
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ABSTRACT 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.

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