Changes concurrent with initiation of abstinence from cocaine abuse.

@article{Avants1993ChangesCW,
  title={Changes concurrent with initiation of abstinence from cocaine abuse.},
  author={S. Kelly Avants and Arthur Margolin and Thomas R. Kosten and Jerome L. Singer},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1993},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={577-83}
}
In an exploration of changes that occur with initiation of cocaine abstinence, this study examined treatment outcomes in four domains--behavior (cocaine use), affect (depression), cognition (schematic self-representations), and psychophysiology (reactivity to drug cues). Nineteen patients initially entered this 8-week outpatient psychopharmacotherapy trial for the treatment of cocaine dependence. Thirteen completed treatment, and eleven maintained abstinence during the last four weeks of the… CONTINUE READING