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Clínica y Salud

On-line version ISSN 2174-0550Print version ISSN 1130-5274

Abstract

MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ, José M.; VILAR-LOPEZ, Raquel  and  VERDEJO-GARCIA, Antonio. Long-term effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral therapy for alcoholism: Impact of dual diagnosis on treatment outcome. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 2174-0550.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5093/clysa2018a1.

The aim of the present study was to analyze the results of a cognitive-behavioral group therapy applied in an outpatient unit to treat drug addiction. The sample consisted of 130 males with an alcohol dependence disorder. Around 56% of the sample completed treatment - they were given therapeutic discharge. From those, 75.3% never resumed treatment, increasing to 77.7% when patients completed the check-up period after discharge. Follow-up from therapeutic discharge varies from 2 to 18 years; 58% of patients with personality disorders completed treatment with therapeutic discharge. Cognitive-behavioral treatment, whose essential components are detailed in the present study, is effective for the group treatment of patients with alcohol dependence and a comorbid personality disorder.

Keywords : Treatment; Group; Cognitive-behavioral; Personality disorder; Discharge.

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