Recent advances in the psychotherapy of addictive disorders

TitleRecent advances in the psychotherapy of addictive disorders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCarroll, KM
JournalCurrent Psychiatry Reports
Date PublishedOct
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1523-3812 (Print)1523-3812 (Linking)
Accession Number16216150
Keywords*Psychotherapy, Adaptation, Psychological, Behavior Therapy, Biomedical Research, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Motivation, Substance-Related Disorders/*psychology/*therapy, Treatment Outcome

Rigorous research has recently identified a range of behavioral therapies that have been shown to be effective across the most prevalent types of substance dependence. This review summarizes the roles of behavioral therapies as contrasted with those of pharmacotherapies for substance use disorders and then provides an overview of the major classes of behavioral therapies (clinical management, coping skills approaches, motivational interviewing, and family and interpersonal approaches), highlighting their effectiveness across cocaine, opioid, alcohol, and cannabis use disorders. Lastly, important areas of current research emphasis including combined treatments, strategies for effectively transporting empirically validated treatments into clinical practice, and increasing the efficiency of treatment are described.

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