Cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with substance abuse disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials since 2007

  title={Cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with substance abuse disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials since 2007},
  author={Cody J. Bayles},
A meta-analysis was conducted assessing the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat persons with substance abuse disorders (SUD) to update a previous study by Magill and Ray (2009). Magnitude of treatment effects were analyzed from randomized controlled trials of cognitive behavioral therapy related to substance use disorders conducted between 2007-2011. A subgroup was created based on similar inclusion criteria and the use of the BDI-II as a dependent variable. Grand means… Expand

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