Description - Treatment Matching in Alcoholism by Thomas F. Babor
Project MATCH was a large-scale treatment evaluation study established by the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse to determine whether the treatment of alcoholism could be improved by matching different types of alcoholics with the most appropriate kinds of treatment. This book, edited by the two principal investigators, is the first comprehensive report of Project MATCH, the largest treatment study ever conducted with alcoholics. It describes the rationale, methods, results and implications of the study, and presents new findings about how treatment works, for whom it is most effective, and who does best in different kinds of treatment. It also offers some of the first scientific evidence on the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous. The audience for this book is broad, including researchers, clinicians and policy makers in the field of alcoholism and addiction.
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Author Biography - Thomas F. Babor
Thomas E. Babor is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he was the scientific director of the Alcohol Research Center. He was principal investigator of the Coordinating Center of Project MATCH, as well as several other multicentre clinical trials of treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse. Frances K. Del Boca is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Director of Assessment at the Alcohol and Substance Use Research Institute, University of South Florida. She was co-principal investigator at the Coordinating Center for Project MATCH in Farmington, Connecticut.