Is It Easier To Quit Alcohol or Just Control It?
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Researchers from University of Gothenburg, Sweden found that people who wish to abstain from alcohol are more likely to succeed in that if using a help from some person who also believes in total abstinence. Research shows that people who want to control their drinking are less likely to fail even if experiencing help from a carer.
The research is published in the journal "Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research" and encompassed 201 adults, two and a half years after he started his treatment.
Previous research showed that in order the treatment to be successful, it needs both the patient and caregiver to be on the same side. Nevertheless, this new research shows that it is a key factor in determining the success or failure of treatment.
Patients whose goal is to completely abstain were more successful than those who just want to control their drinking,
Says Kristina Berglund, a founding member of the research
Researchers found that nearly 90 percent of patients and their carers, believe in the complete abstinence were sober already 2½ years after he started treatment, while only 50 percent were able to control drinking.
It is easy to believe that the common goal is the most important factor in achieving good results, but is not so simple. Our research shows that regardless of the objectives and methods of late more difficult to control drinking, rather than completely give up.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Diseases in the United States, excessive alcohol consumption resulted in the death of about 88,000 people between 2006 th and 2010-th year in the United States. One out of every 10 deaths in persons between 20 and 64 years of age is the result of excessive consumption of alcohol.