Cognitive behavioural therapy reduced cocaine abuse compared with 12 step facilitation

  title={Cognitive behavioural therapy reduced cocaine abuse compared with 12 step facilitation},
  author={Lawrence A. Palinkas},
  journal={Evidence Based Mental Health},
  pages={51 - 51}
  • L. Palinkas
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Psychology
  • Evidence Based Mental Health
Intervention Participants were allocated to CBT (n = 59) or 12SF (n = 69), and they all received 3 group therapy sessions and 1 individual counselling session each week for 12 weeks. In 12SF, participants were introduced to the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous and were encouraged to do the first 4 steps and attend 12 step meetings in the community. CBT emphasised changing thoughts and behaviour to prevent relapses and increase social support. Participants in the CBT group… 
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