Entries by Mary Reid

Can Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery Include Some Heavy Drinking? A Replication and Extension up to 9 Years Following Treatment

Background: Recent research indicates some individuals who engage in heavy drinking following treatment for alcohol use disorder fare as well as those who abstain with respect to psychosocial functioning, employment, life satisfaction, and mental health. The current study evaluated whether these
findings replicated in an independent sample and examined associations between recovery profiles and functioning up to 6 years later.

What is Recovery?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders and is associated with enormous public health costs. Although AUD and other addictive behaviors have been described as chronic relapsing conditions, most individuals who develop AUD will eventually recover.

Clinical Validation of Reduced Alcohol Consumption After Treatment for Alcohol Dependence Using theWorld Health Organization Risk Drinking Levels

Background: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a highly prevalent public health problem associated with considerable individual and societal costs. Abstinence from alcohol is the most widely accepted target of treatment for AUD, but it severely limits treatment options and could deter individuals who prefer to reduce their drinking from seeking treatment. Clinical validation of reduced alcohol consumption as the primary outcome of alcohol clinical trials is critical for expanding treatment options.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Moderation Management

Moderation Management is actively monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The news reports about this easily-transmitted illness are quite concerning, and we feel that a statement is necessary to clarify our plans going forward.