The Use of Guided Imagery for Cocaine Abuse

  title={The Use of Guided Imagery for Cocaine Abuse},
  author={W. M. Spaid},
  journal={Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work},
  pages={83 - 96}
  • W. M. Spaid
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
  • Abstract In this study, the use of guided imagery in the form of detailed behavioral rehearsal for overcoming dependence on cocaine was tested across three male clients in a multiple baseline single subject design. The guided imagery involved having the clients picture themselves engaging in specific life activities without the desire to use cocaine or other drugs. There was a distinct decrease in cravings for and usage of cocaine during the intervention phase as compared with the baseline… CONTINUE READING
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