The Role of Military and Veterans Affairs Chaplains in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems


Journal Article

Chaplains can play a unique and valuable role in the treatment of alcohol dependence, a condition that has physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions. To best fulfill this role, chaplains need to have a broad understanding of the nature of alcohol problems and current strategies for effectively interacting with individuals who have these problems, especially those with severe problems, and with their families. This article is designed to expand the chaplain's knowledge about alcohol use disorders as well as evidence-based treatments and to offer recommendations on how chaplains can promote recovery of individuals with alcohol-related problems. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York (outside the USA).

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allen, JP; Nieuwsma, JA; Meador, KG

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 11

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6679

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-2789

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11089-012-0501-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus