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Couples Therapy v. Alcoholism

A study shows couples therapy edging out individual therapy for women working to recover from alcoholism:

A new research effort assessed the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for alcohol-dependent women.  The innovative research design also investigated if CBT was more effective if delivered as couples therapy rather than individual therapy [and found] that both treatment methods worked well, but women treated in couples therapy maintained their gains a bit better than those in individual therapy.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW