Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Based Brief Intervention for Volatile Substance Misusers During Adolescence: A Follow-Up Study

Ogel K., Coskun S.

SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, vol.46, pp.128-133, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/10826084.2011.580233
  • Title of Journal : SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133


Of 62 males admitted for treatment in Turkey in 2008 with a diagnosis of volatile substance misuse (VSM) dependency, half were randomly allocated to receive a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based brief intervention and an education program and half participated only in the education program. One year after treatment, 38.2%% of the experimental group and 58.1%% of the control group had continued VSM during the last three months. This statistically significant difference indicates that CBT-based brief intervention is associated with reducing VSM in adolescents. Factors associated with abstinence after treatment are identified and study limitations are noted.