Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH ON ADDICTION   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 8 , Number 30; Page(s) 143 To 155.
 
Paper: 

EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF COPING STRATEGIES AND ADDICTION SYMPTOMS IN DRUG-DEPENDENT PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  BROCKIEMILAN H.*, KAMARZARRIN H., ZARE H.
 
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Abstract: 

Objective: This study was carried out to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy in improving coping strategies and symptoms of drug addiction patients. Method: In a quasi-experimental study, the number of 90drug-dependent patients referring to clinics to stop taking drugs existing in the city of Urmia were divided into two experimental (n=45) groups and control (n=45) using random sampling. The experimental group received 12 sessions of cognitive-behavioral treatment in Carroll style while the control group received only methadone and the physical pills. All the participants completed coping strategies questionnaire at the beginning, during (after three months), and three months after treatment (follow-up). As well, they were assessed for the rate of improvement in symptoms of addiction and process of addiction treatment using by Madzly’s addiction profile questionnaire. Findings: The results proved the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy and its survival. Conclusion: Cognitive behavioral therapy is very influential in the boost of coping strategies and the improvement of mental and physical health in drug-dependent patients.

 
Keyword(s): DRUG-DEPENDENT PATIENTS, COPING STRATEGIES, COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
 
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