Mindful Drinking: A Clinical Case Study Of Non-abstinence AUD Treatment | 30458
Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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The talk will address non-abstinence treatment options for alcohol use disorder (AUD) within an outpatient setting. General
treatment modalities will be discussed along with monitoring and outcome measurement approaches. A clinical case
presentation for a male patient (age=29) with severe AUD will be used in the presentation in order to provide examples of current
application within an intensive-outpatient setting in Los Angeles, CA. Data obtained over the course of eight (8) months
from daily mobile-breathalyzer readings and tailored mobile-assessments will be presented along with more extensive baseline
and monthly assessment batteries. Baseline and monthly assessments were comprised of a range of psychological instruments
such as the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-Depression), Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-(BIS Impulsivity), PANAS-X (Affect)
and Rumination Responses Scale (RRS-Rumination) with intervals of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) given at month one
(1), three (3) and six (6). All results and analysis were completed using SPSS 20. Our analysis indicated significant decreases in
depression, anxiety and negative affect as well as increase in positive affect and general health that continued to significantly
improve even after the reintroduction and moderate use of alcohol. Implications for the future of structured non-abstinence
treatments for AUD will be discussed and explored.
Adi Jaffe has received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010. Even before he graduated, his name had become known through his
online and academic writing. His views on addiction and his research on the topic have been published in dozens of journals and online publications and he has
appeared on several television shows and documentaries discussing current topics in addiction and the problem of addiction as a whole. He also teaches courses
at UCLA that address addiction specifically or biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience more generally. His view is a holistic one, drawing from the best
and most recent research to bring as complete a solution to addiction clients. At Alternatives, he serves as the Director of Research, education and innovation and
is in charge of client monitoring, technology solutions and data collections and outcomes research.
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