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The change in alcohol consumption of important people to clients

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dc.contributor.advisor Dykeman, Cass
dc.creator Doerksen, Dana B.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-06T16:32:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-06T16:32:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2009-02-12
dc.date.issued 2009-02-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/11176
dc.description Graduation date: 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Change in Alcohol Consumption of Important People to Clients measures the relationship between outcomes of clients’ alcohol treatment and the changes in alcohol consumption by important people (IP) in clients’ social networks. The prevalence of alcoholism in America continues to negatively impact individuals and society, yet few people with alcohol use disorders are experiencing recovery support and treatment. In the literature, numerous studies investigate if and how social variables influence clients’ outcomes in alcohol treatment; however, there is a paucity of research that addresses if and how clients’ outcomes influence the alcohol consumption of important people who may also struggle with alcohol abuse or dependence. The Project COMBINE database and IP instruments (from the 16-week treatment period) were used for this study, and a total of 688 clients were included. The Chi-square and Cramer’s V tests revealed no statistical significance between the two variables. These results suggest a need for future research to address: diverse client-IP samples, involvement of IP in treatment, demographic data for client-IP, identification of each IP, the potential delay of influence of clients’ outcomes on IP, and additional client-IP associations that inform addictions counseling, counselor education, and supervision. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject alcoholism en_US
dc.subject important people en_US
dc.subject Project COMBINE en_US
dc.subject alcohol dependence en_US
dc.subject social network en_US
dc.subject counselor education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism -- Treatment -- Social aspects en_US
dc.title The change in alcohol consumption of important people to clients en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Counseling en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.discipline School of Education en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Bentley-Townlin, Tracy
dc.contributor.committeemember Eakin, Gene
dc.contributor.committeemember Pehrsson, Dale
dc.contributor.committeemember Winograd, Ken

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