How we view the future may hold key to recovery from alcohol use disorder


In a study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, Virginia Tech researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC suggest that modifying the time perspective of people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) may improve their recoveries.

A “slow” strategy may be the fast track for people recovering from alcohol use disorder.

Warren Bickel (left), a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and postdoctoral associate Liqa Athamneh studied how decision-making in people with alcohol use disorder is affected by how far they can imagine and integrate the future into their present choices.

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