Behavioral couples therapy for female substance-abusing patients: effects on substance use and relationship adjustment.

@article{Winters2002BehavioralCT,
  title={Behavioral couples therapy for female substance-abusing patients: effects on substance use and relationship adjustment.},
  author={Jamie J. Winters and William Fals-Stewart and Timothy J. O'Farrell and Gary R. Birchler and Michelle L. Kelley},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={344-55}
}
Married or cohabiting female drug-abusing patients (N = 75) were randomly assigned to either a behavioral couples therapy condition (BCT; n = 37), which consisted of group, individual, and behavioral couples therapy sessions, or to an equally intensive individual-based treatment condition (IBT; n = 38), which consisted of group and individual counseling. During most of the 1-year follow-up, compared with participants who received IBT, those who received BCT reported (a) fewer days of substance… CONTINUE READING

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