The effects of comprehensive inpatient alcoholism treatment on measures of loss and grief

Thomas F. McGovern

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    Abstract

    Current research has identified a grief reaction in alcoholics undergoing inpatient treatment. The addition of a loss/grief experience to an existing comprehensive treatment regimen is examined to determine its ability to enhance loss/grief awareness in an experimental group of patients. Loss identification and grief awareness measures for this group are compared with like measures for a group undergoing the regular treatment program. No significant difference between the groups is reported. It is proposed that existing models of comprehensive treatment increase loss awareness and initiate a grieving process without the addition of a specialized treatment component dealing with loss and grief.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-92
    Number of pages4
    JournalAlcohol
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1986

    Keywords

    • Age
    • Alcoholism
    • Detoxification
    • Grief awareness
    • Length of illness
    • Loss identification
    • Sex
    • Treatment

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