Brain training boosts detox success: study

Cognitive bias modification increases the odds of patients being treated for alcohol use disorder remaining abstinent, researchers show

Four short sessions of a computerised neurocognitive training intervention during inpatient alcohol detoxification can reduce relapse in the crucial days after patients return to usual life, an Australian trial shows.

Man saying no to alcohol - hand pushing it away

Victorian researchers allocated 300 people with moderate or severe alcohol use disorder to either 15-minute sessions of cognitive bias modification on four consecutive days or sham treatment.

All participants (58% male, mean age 43 years) were