Help Seeking Quadruples Likelihood of Abstinence; Dawson

Here’s a summary of a recent study on the impact of seeking help on the likelihood of abstinence. People who sought help had more severe and more numerous problems, but they were significantly more likely to recover than people who did not seek help. I went to the article and founce no mention of whether the person sought help because of external pressures (like courts).

Even though they had more comorbidity and therefore were at risk for worse outcomes, seekers of formal and informal treatment had better odds of recovery from alcohol dependence.