Attitudes and preferences towards exercise training in individuals with alcohol use disorders in a residential treatment setting

Mark Stoutenberg, James Warne, Denise Vidot, Erika Jimenez, Jennifer P. Read

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Purpose: Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are a major public health concern due to their association with several acute and chronic health conditions. Exercise training offers a myriad of physical and mental health benefits, and may be a promising adjunct intervention for those in AUD treatment. The purpose of this study was to explore the possible role of exercise training as a treatment strategy by examining the attitudes, beliefs, and preferences of individuals entering residential AUD treatment. Methods: Surveys were administered to eligible individuals with AUD within 2. days of intake to one of two residential treatment centers. The survey asked respondents about their attitudes, beliefs, and preferences towards exercise training as a part of their residential treatment. Results: Respondents were in favor of receiving exercise counseling as part of their treatment (70.6%), in a face-to-face format (90.0%), and from an exercise counselor at the treatment center (55.5%). The top reported benefits included: improved health, feeling good about oneself, and feeling more confident. The most commonly reported barriers to exercise training included transportation issues, lack of motivation, knowledge, and proper equipment, and cost. Conclusion: Our study supports previous work in individuals with substance abuse disorders and suggests that exercise training would be widely accepted as a part of residential treatment for AUD. This study also identified several strategies that can be used to individualize exercise training programs to better meet the needs of AUD patients and maximize their participation in future interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume49
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Residential Treatment
Alcohols
Exercise
Emotions
Therapeutics
Health
Insurance Benefits
Substance-Related Disorders
Motivation
Counseling
Mental Health
Public Health
Education
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Barriers
  • Benefits
  • Gender
  • Physical activity
  • Preferences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Attitudes and preferences towards exercise training in individuals with alcohol use disorders in a residential treatment setting. / Stoutenberg, Mark; Warne, James; Vidot, Denise; Jimenez, Erika; Read, Jennifer P.

In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Vol. 49, 01.01.2015, p. 43-49.

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