ears to be more effective in treating alcohol abusers and those that are undergoing depression researchers from the Rand Corporation have noted that depressive symptoms are common in individuals who abuse alcohol or any other substance (Beck, 2009).
There is a direct correlation between alcohol and depression. Fifty percent of alcoholics suffer from depression at one given point in time. Alcohol and depression haven been indicated by researchers that they do not mix well though; alcohol has been seen to be a depressant. Alcoholics use alcohol as a way of controlling their depression. When alcoholism and depression exists together they are called co-morbidity because they exist together. Alcohol and depression coexists together within an individual developing a complex situation that is very difficult to treat. Treatment cannot be done separate, and successful treatment must take into account the two diseases. This paper presents a literature review on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of alcohol addiction patients.
Alcoholism and depression are disorders that commonly co-occur within an individual. The most effective way of treating these two disorders as research indicated is by the use of selective seretonic reuptake inhibitors. The effects of this kind of treatment have not been effective enough and little research has been conducted to determine its effect in the context of CBT treatment. A study conducted by a group of therapist revealed that the use of the sertraline was effective in treating alcohol addicts. This study used a sample of 82 depressor and alcohol abusers. The study participants was randomized and placed under control for 12 weeks trial with a combination of sertraline combined with individual CBT. The program focused on both alcoholism and relapse prevention. Depression and alcohol outcomes were all measured during the study and over twelve weeks sertraline was tolerated by the alcohol patients and