Lisa Najavits (Chair, Division 50 EST Workgroup)
Nancy Piotrowski (Workgroup member), Greg Brigham (former Workgroup member)
Ashley Hampton (Workgroup student coordinator), Matthew Worley (former Workgroup student coordinator)
- Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorders (strong research support)
- Moderate Drinking (modest research support)
- Prize-Based Contingency Management (modest research support)
Note: Other psychological treatments may also be effective for alcohol use disorders, but they have not been evaluated with the same scientific rigor as the treatments above. Many medications may also be helpful for alcohol use disorders, but we do not cover medications in this website. Of course, we recommend a consultation with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of various treatment options. When you meet with a professional, be sure to work together to establish clear treatment goals and to monitor progress toward those goals. Feel free to print this information and take it with you to discuss your treatment plan with your therapist.