SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, cilt.46, ss.128-133, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.