Individualised cognitive behaviour therapy in patients of substance use disorders: three case studies

Authors

  • Mafia Shahzadi DHQ Hospital Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Qasir Abbas Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.405

Abstract

Abstract

The current study aims to investigate the effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of patients with substance use disorders. Three diagnosed patients with substance use disorders were recruited —i.e. 305.20 (F12.10) cannabis used disorder, 291.81 (FI0.239) alcohol withdrawal disorder and 292.0 (F11.23) opioid withdrawal disorder, respectively. The patients were detoxified and individual treatment plan was formulated on the basis of CBT. The CBT therapeutic outcomes were evaluated on the basis of pre- and post-assessment scores. Results indicate that CBT worked effectively in one-on-one session. CBT effectively worked to manage patients’ anger, craving, stress, sleep hygiene and assertive behaviour. It is concluded that CBT is an effective approach to deal with patients’ anger, stress, craving, sleep and assertive behaviour.

Keywords: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Canabis Used Disorder; Alcohol Withdrwal Disorder; Opioid Withdrawal Disorder. Continuous....

Published

2020-10-29

Issue

Section

Case Series