Guided Self-Change Treatment for Substance Abusers.
Alcohol, Drugs, Self-Change, Substance Use.
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
Guided self-change (GSC) treatment, a brief, cognitive-behavioral, motivational intervention first developed for use with problem drinkers, has now been evaluated with drug abusers, adolescents and Spanish-speaking alcohol abusers. This article reviews the foundations for the development of GSC; describes the results from several studies using this model of treatment, including an extension of the principles to a community-level study; speculates on the effective cognitive elements of the approach; and presents suggestions for future research.
Sobell, M. B.,
Sobell, L. C.
(2005). Guided Self-Change Treatment for Substance Abusers.. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 19(3), 199-210.
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