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The Effects of the Addiction Programme of Probation on Treatment Motivation, Abstinence and Quality of Life: A Comparative Study with Motivational Interviewing and Individual Intervention

About the Course:

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Addiction Programme of Probation (APP) created by the Substance Abuse Treatment Commission of Ministry of Health in Turkey. The sample consisted of probationers who were referred to Ege University by probation offices in February 2010. Literate probationers aged above 18, who fulfilled the SCID-I criteria for substance dependence, or had positive urine sample for illegal drugs were included. The probationers were allocated respectively to three treatment groups: APP (n=28); Motivational Interviewing (MI; n=30); Individual Intervention (II; n=30). The effectiveness of the treatment modalities was assessed by the State Anxiety Inventory; the WHO Quality of Life-Brief form; the Treatment Motivation Questionnaire. Visual analog and Likert-type scales were used to assess the sense of the importance and the readiness of quitting drugs also the levels of craving. Urine toxicological analyses were performed fortnightly.

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Authors

Ebru Aldemir, MD, PhD

Dr. Aldemir is a psychiatrist and a lecturer at Ege University Institute on Drug Abuse, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science, İzmir, Turkey. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Güneş BERK

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire, England

Hakan COŞKUNOL, MD

Hakan COŞKUNOL is the Director of the Institute on Drug Abuse, Toxicology, İzmir, Turkey. His work focuses on addiction and has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers treating cannibis and alcohol misuse. Any addiction professional. This course is appropriate for an intermediate level of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the treatment options and legal prosecution of substance abuse in Turkey, including a type of court involved supervised progrom, Motivational Interviewing and Individual Intervention

  2. Extrapolate the viable treatment options that can be used in the US and Canada.

  3. Identify that Motivational Interviewing reduced cravings the most, and that Individal Intervention reduced the duration of the cravings in alcohol and cannabis misuse.

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Course Number 102407
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