Navigation Links
New Technique Developed To Help Fight The Problem Of Alcohol Abuse

In the new research that is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, researchers have claimed to develop a new training technique in the UK, which is proving very successful in helping excessive drinkers control their alcohol abuse. //The researchers have experimentally tested the computer-based training programme, which helps abusive drinkers pay less attention to alcohol, getting a tighter control of their drinking habits thereby and drinking less.

Researchers at the University of Wales found that excessive drinkers cut down significantly on their drinking following their participation in this project's newly developed Alcohol Attention-Control Training Programme (AACTP). Moreover, excessive drinkers were found to have maintained this improvement at a three-month follow-up assessment.

"AACTP is now a tried and tested training programme which can help improve the effectiveness of treatment for alcohol-related problems," explains researcher Professor W. Miles Cox. "AACTP is also a highly accessible tool in that it will eventually offer excessive drinkers the opportunity to participate in this training in their own home over the Internet."

AACTP works by helping excessive drinkers become less distracted by the alcohol stimuli they see around them - stimuli which range from pictures of alcoholic beverages to bottles of alcohol in the local off-license window or on the shelves of a supermarket.

"Excessive drinkers unconsciously pay too much attention to the alcohol-related stimuli that surround us all," Professor Cox points out. "When excessive drinkers encounter drink-related stimuli, this activates automatic thought processes which stimulate them to want a drink and to actually take a drink. Hence the simple consequence of helping excessive drinkers pay less attention to alcohol in their environment is that they gain more confidence in their ability to control their own behavior, and then they drink les s."

The ACCTP training procedure developed by Professor W. Miles Cox and Dr Javad S. Fadardi is a computerized programme based on goal-setting techniques with immediate feedback. For example, two bottles - an alcoholic and non-alcoholic one - appear on the computer screen each surrounded by a different colour. The participant must then identify the colour surrounding the non-alcoholic bottle as quickly as possible.

"This training causes people to become faster at ignoring alcoholic stimuli," explains Professor Cox. "Over a course of four sessions, our sample of excessive drinkers showed significant reductions in their attentional focus on alcohol which translated into lower alcohol consumption."

In terms of conquering alcohol addiction, Professor Cox argues, "different interventions are required by different people. It could be that AACTP is all that is required to halt alcohol abuse in an early stage drinker. But others may need further help to curb their drinking habit. While ACCTP can reduce a person's bias towards alcohol, the reality for many is that when they stop drinking it creates a void in their lives. Permanent change in drinking habits usually requires a person to restructure their lives in ways that can fill that void."

Source: EurekAlert.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye
2. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
3. New Technique For Benign Breast Tumors
4. Preventing Strokes Using Less Invasive Techniques
5. New Technique To Detect Activity Of Drugs In The Body
6. New Technique To Test Stem Cells That Heal The Heart
7. A New Technique For Prediction Of Adult Height
8. Novel Technique For Targeting Small-Cell Lung Cancer
9. Novel Technique For Management Of Inverted Papilloma Of Frontal Sinus
10. New Cardiac Angiography Technique For Improved Imaging Of Coronary Veins
11. New Technique Enables Better Nursing Of Robin Sequence Infants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... Bon Pain, an internationally recognized leader in the fast-casual category, announces a hearty ... as the Good Egg Breakfast Sandwich, Turkey Mash-Up Sandwich, Cranberry Crunch & Honey ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... With the Grand Opening Event planned for February 3, ... sports teams and the general public. Built in five months by Centerpoint, the 60,000 ... into basketball or pickleball courts. The space is also suitable for indoor soccer and ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... ... Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) ... audit protocol for Singapore . Leading companies around the world use IAPC ... rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost effective manner. ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare ... problems. As a way to further its mission at the grassroots level, iaedp ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... , ... January 15, 2017 , ... In this role, ... the United States for the asthma & allergy friendly mark. This certification program was ... test and identify consumer products to be more suitable for the 60+ million people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... Wash. , Jan. 16, 2017  Verathon ® Inc., ... announced the launch of new GlideScope ® Spectrum TM ... Dynamic Light Control TM and Ambient Light Reduction TM ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... When synthetic Fentanyl arrived on the streets in 2015, dealers ... free samples, inviting would-be customers to test a newly-created batch. ... The rapidly-growing demand for the ... morphine, has racked up a staggering death toll across ... recorded fentanyl sales reveals that they have sold nearly 400 ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... Jan. 16, 2017  Northern Colorado,s newest tattoo removal ... laser treatments to Loveland featuring ... on the removal of unwanted tattoos and delivers complete ... cover-ups. "Tattoos are beautiful forms of self-expression, ... hope they would," said Johnny Trzasko , owner. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: