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Moderation Management -What is Moderation Management Moderation Management Network Inc 2004 oAlso known as behavior self-control training or BSCT oNational mutual help system with meeting in person and via the internet for those who wish to change their usage patterns and make life enhancing changes Emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility stability choice and empowerment -How Moderation Management works Miller Munoz 2005 oCareful monitoring andor recording of ones drinking o30-day period of abstinence lesson physical tolerance levels psychological reliance and to determine if MM is the right path oIt is recommended that if one is unable to complete the 30-day period of abstinence another path may be a better option oPersonal and usage goals review progress and effects of new changes and continuous personal reflection oSuccessful moderation is unlikely to occur if not in the first 3 months oNot for everyone oFor some responsible drinking means no drinking -Success rates Miller Munoz 2005 oMost common resolution for mild to moderate drinking problems o10 of those that attempt moderation are able to maintain total moderation o90 experience significantly fewer episodes of abuse and episodes involve smaller amounts of usage oThose that choose their own path abstinence or moderation show a 47 decrease in consumption Kallmen Sjoberg Wennberg 2003 -Characteristics of Successful Moderation Fletcher A 2001 oUsage without harm oWithin recommended health guidelines oWomen - 3 a day no more than 9 a week Men- 4 a day no more than 14 a week oAn enjoyable but small part of life -Common characteristics of people who are successful at moderation Fletcher A 2001 oLess serious drinking problems oWomen and those over 40 oPsychologically stable oWell- educated and or steadily employed oDont subscribe to the disease model oHave developed alternatives to drinking Information -Canada Australia and other European countries routinely offer formal controlled drinking programs Fletcher A 2001 -By calling abstinence the only cure we
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