Treatment of alcohol use disorder from a psychological point of view

Interdisciplinary Study Group CRARL - SITAC - SIPaD - SITD - SIPDip, Simone Macri, Giovanni Laviola, Rosanna Mancinelli

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The development of a treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a crucial and complex moment. Indeed, the information gathered by a team of professionals (physicians, psychologists and social workers) (bio-psycho-social model of AUD) interact to choose the most appropriate cure. As for AUD psychological treatment, it is of considerable importance to avoid clinical treatments leading to drop-out for improving the patients quality of life. Psychoanalytic and behavioral techniques were early utilized as psychological treatment of AUD, however, evidence-based approaches as motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are recently used in AUD. In this work we review the more effective and appropriate AUD psychological treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalRivista di Psichiatria
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 19 2018


  • Alcoholism/economics
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cost of Illness
  • Family Relations
  • Humans
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Patient Compliance
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy/economics
  • Psychotherapy, Brief
  • Psychotherapy, Group
  • Recurrence
  • Self-Control
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Social Skills
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Treatment Outcome


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