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May 02, 2006

Motivation Key in Alcoholism Treatment

A new study shows that many different treatments for alcoholism may work as long as the alcoholic is motivated to quit drinking.

The study "really does open up the possibility of people having more choice and it could significantly expand access," said Dr. Mark Willenbring, director of treatment and recovery research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which funded the research. The findings appear in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association. (

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