Prevention education and substance abuse treatment

Thomas W. Miller, Juan J. Carmona, Carl Leukefeld

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Relapse prevention is influenced by a number of variables including stress and negative mood states, motivation and commitment to abstinence, social support, physiological factors, withdrawal symptoms, and a repertoire of cognitive and behavioral strategies utilized in responding to the relapse process. Diverse theoretical approaches have emphasized conditioning models as well as information processing, cognitive and affective components of treatment, cognitive and behavioral coping responses, and a variety of other procedures. Outcome studies related to treatment have failed to consistently support the effectiveness of several of these components. To overcomes this, the authors advocate a single subject design in the study of these approaches. This article emphasizes the role of relapse prevention, and training and education in facilitating long-term abstinence, particularly with those intervention methods that are based on social learning theory and cognitive-behavioral models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-205
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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