The Cleveland Clinic Alcohol Rehabilitation Program: a treatment outcome study

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After the first 18 months of operation of the Cleveland Clinic Alcohol Rehabilitation Program, a treatment outcome study was performed to determine demographic characteristics of the patient population and effectiveness of treatment. Overall, 65.1% of alcohol abusers and 78.4% of drug abusers achieved favorable outcomes. Treatment modalities that correlated with positive outcomes included inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient psychotherapy, current activity in Alcoholics Anonymous, and taking disulfiram. The multimodality treatment approach was shown to be highly beneficial in helping people achieve stable avoidance of drugs or alcohol.



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