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Am J Addict. 2002 Fall;11(4):291-307.

Client satisfaction with three therapies in the treatment of alcohol dependence: results from project MATCH.

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  • 1Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 120, Seattle, WA 98105-4631, USA.


This study investigates client satisfaction with the three therapies for the treatment of alcohol dependence used in Project MATCH. Primary findings indicate that (1) clients receiving these therapies as aftercare were more satisfied than those receiving them as outpatients; (2) outpatients were less satisfied with Motivational Enhancement and Twelve-Step therapies than with Cognitive-Behavioral therapy; and (3) higher levels of satisfaction were associated with higher levels of therapy attendance, greater reductions in drinking during therapy, and better clinical status at the end of therapy. The results reflect the complexity of the relationship among treatment process, therapy outcome, and client satisfaction.

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