Psychological Changes during Alcohol Rehabilitation by Type of Facility and Treatment Outcome.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Alcohol rehabilitation programs have been established by the Navy to assist individuals in overcoming problems of alcohol abuse. These programs must bring about changes in behavior patterns and underlying psychological factors if they are to be successful. An evaluation of the effectiveness of alcohol programs should include an examination of psychological changes during treatment. Such examination may suggest program modifications to better achieve desired goals. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the personality characteristics of participants in the various types of alcohol rehabilitation programs and to determine psychological changes during treatment. Further, the relationship of psychological changes to post-treatment effectiveness was assessed.