Addiction, cognitive decline and therapy: seeking ways to escape a vicious cycle

  title={Addiction, cognitive decline and therapy: seeking ways to escape a vicious cycle},
  author={Christina J. Perry and Andrew J. Lawrence},
Any type of behavioral change is an effortful process. Thus, the process of behavioral therapy, where clients seek to change maladaptive behavioral patterns, requires high‐level cognitive engagement. It is unfortunate, then, that cognitive impairment is a feature of substance use disorders (SUDs), and especially because the domains that tend to be impaired are the very ones involved in the process of therapeutic behavioral change. In this review, we compare the cognitive profile that is… Expand
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