It is well known that alcohol abuse can have a devastating effect on a person's entire life, from work to social life to family relationships. The cycle of alcohol abuse is especially damaging when the individual is in a romantic relationship. When an individual in a relationship struggles with alcohol dependence, both partners suffer and the nature of the relationship can become stressful, dysfunctional, and sometimes violent. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven to be an extremely effective method of treating alcohol abuse problems. Designed to be used in conjunction with formal therapy, this Workbook provides couples with all the materials they need to work with their therapist in treatment. It includes, a treatment contract for both partners to sign, forms for monitoring progress and recording drinking episodes, problem-solving and cognitive restructuring exercises, and a relapse prevention plan.
About the Authors:
Barbara McCrady is Professor II at the Center of Alcohol Studies and Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Elizabeth Epstein is an Associate Research Professor at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University.
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