Date of Award

5-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work and Public Health

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of psychoeducational group techniques in reducing an individuals' level of alcohol intake. It was hypothesized that when one is more educated about alcoholism, and how the addictive behavior began, their level of alcohol intake will decrease. To test this hypothesis, the researcher monitored changes in the alcohol involvement of a middle-aged African American woman engaged

in psychoeducational group treatment. The researcher

monitored these changes by administering the subject a

standardized questionnaire developed by Hudson, before

intervention, during intervention, and after completion of

intervention. The results of the study show that by

involvement in psycho-educational groups and cognitive

therapy, the subject was able to reduce her overall level of

alcohol intake.

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