publication . Article . 2011

Effectiveness of Hope Therapy on Reducing Depressive Symptoms and Preventing of Relapse in Cure-Seeker Women with Dependency to Narcotic Drugs

Akram S Raesian; Mahmood Golzari; Ahmad Borjali;
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  • Published: 01 May 2011 Journal: Research on Addiction, volume 5, issue 17, pages 21-40 (issn: 2008-4307, eissn: 2423-6535, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Drug Control Headquarters, Research and Education Office
Introduction: The aim of the present research was the investigation of the effectiveness of hope therapy on reduction of the degree of depression symptoms and prevention of relapse in cure-seeker women with dependency to narcotic drugs. Method: In semi-experimental research method 20 clients who diagnosed as substance abuse disorder that completed detoxification period successfully, and they were scored more than 14 in depression symptoms (Beck depression questionnaire, second edition) selected by available sampling and assigned to two experimental (n=10) and witness (n=10) groups randomly. Experimental group was trained for 8 sessions under training of hope the...
free text keywords: hope therapy, depression, substance dependency, prevention of relapse, lcsh:Therapeutics. Pharmacology, lcsh:RM1-950, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990
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