Moderation Management is always thrilled to see articles that talk about how to reduce drinking vs. how to quit drinking as in Forbes.com’s recent article: “16 Expert Tips For Reducing Your Alcohol Consumption.” We’re always on the lookout for new tips to present to our members. Sometimes, ok, most of the time, we end up […]
Many individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) prefer a goal of moderation, because they do not see
their drinking as causing severe enough consequences to merit abstinence. Given that individuals
attempting to moderate will continue to put themselves in contexts where drinking occurs, understanding how distinct external alcohol cues prompt craving is important for implementing the optimal treatments for individuals with AUD.
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.
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.
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.
“My drinking has increased during Covid!” At MM, we’ve been hearing this phrase often in the last year. People who were comfortable with their relationship with alcohol pre-Covid, are now concerned, but they don’t believe this situational increase means they need to quit completely. They are looking for alternative to AA and abstinence-based programs. They […]
Demi Lovato sparked a firestorm of controversy recently when she revealed in her documentary, Dancing with the Devil, that she is choosing moderation as her recovery strategy. In the documentary, Lovato and her inner circle, share the harrowing story of her 2018 near-fatal overdose. The four-part series aired on YouTube with the first two episodes […]
Podcast of Interview with Mary Reid, MM Executive Director A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Molly Watts at Breaking the Bottle Legacy to discuss how it was that I came to Moderation Management (MM) 12 years ago, desperate to reduce my drinking, and where the last twelve years have brought me. It’s […]
While Molly Watts from Breaking The Bottle Legacy had been actively working to reduce her daily drinking, it wasn’t until 2020 that she began adding alcohol free (AF) days to her routine. In November she decided to take a mini-break of 11 days in which she didn’t drink. The mini-break introduced her to the difference […]