Using Behavioural Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Using Behavioural Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
For the treatment of alcohol abuse
Part I
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The topic or theme selected is the use of behavioural couples therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of alcohol abuse. Most people are well aware that alcoholism destroys lives, marriages and families; it can also lead to anti-social behaviour and to violence or abuse. At the same time, it may be noted that alcoholism can simply aggravate pre-existing psychological deficits such as depression, poor impulse control, or various forms of mental illness. Thus, finding a way of sparing individuals, marriages and families from the ravages of alcoholism is very important but a...
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