By Elizabeth E. Epstein
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You may ask the following questions: ■ Over the past month or so, how many days per week have you had any alcohol to drink? ■ What do you like to drink? ■ Approximately how much do you usually drink? ■ How long have you been drinking in this pattern? (Get typical pattern of quantity/frequency in standard drinks—brieﬂy) Therapist Note If client has not had a drink in the past month or has been trying to cut down and therefore drinking at a lower level than usual, ask about the pattern of the last month and then ask again for the most recent pattern of problematic drinking.
As this process is ongoing, use a motivational interviewing style in therapy sessions to highlight ambivalence and positive reasons to stop drinking. Or, frame the client’s drinking pattern as an initial drastic reduction (which is common) and then a plateau, which also is common, and then let the client know that he needs to work toward the next plateau and the next, until the drinking is at 0. Thus, after the initial reduction, drinking during subsequent weeks can be treated as relapses, or slips, in the process of attaining abstinence.
Suggest to the client that he might want to try to do the homework and get through the associated cravings to further consolidate his abstinence and to acquire new skills the client may want to use one day. ; see Epstein, Green, & Drapkin, in press). It is important to be familiar with the DSM-IV criteria for Axis I clinical syndromes so that you can assess the severity of the problem and refer for additional treatment, if necessary. During the assessment (see Chapter 3), the therapist should use some structured means to assess for Axis I disorders.
A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program for Overcoming Alcohol Problems: Therapist Guide: A Cognitive-behavioural Treatment Program by Elizabeth E. Epstein