Does co-occurring social phobia interfere with alcoholism treatment adherence and relapse?

Does co-occurring social phobia interfere with alcoholism treatment adherence and relapse?

Author Terra, Mauro Barbosa Google Scholar
Tannhauser Barros, Helena Maria Google Scholar
Stein, Airton Tetelbom Google Scholar
Figueira, Ivan Google Scholar
Athayde, Luciana Dias Google Scholar
Spanemberg, Lucas Google Scholar
Possa, Marianne de Aguiar Google Scholar
Daruy Filho, Ledo Google Scholar
Silveira, Dartiu Xavier da Google Scholar
Institution Fdn Fac Fed Ciencias Med Porto
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This study investigates the impact of social phobia on adherence to and outcomes 6 months following standard alcohol treatment and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group meetings among alcohol-dependent patients with and without social phobia. in a cohort study, 300 detoxified alcohol-dependent individuals in Porto Alegre, Brazil, were interviewed during, as well as 3 and 6 months after hospital detoxification. At both follow-up points, treatment adherence was low and relapse rates were high among patients with and without social phobia, and no significant differences were seen between the two groups of patients in relapse, adherence to AA, or adherence to psychotherapy. Findings from this sample suggest that although alcohol-dependent patients with social phobia showed a tendency for less adherence at AA and felt less integrated with their AA group, social phobia comorbidity was not a significant risk factor for alcohol use relapse or for nonadherence to AA or psychotherapy. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords social phobia
alcoholics anonymous
Language English
Date 2006-12-01
Published in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 31, n. 4, p. 403-409, 2006.
ISSN 0740-5472 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 403-409
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000242056000010

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