The Path to Treatment: Does It Matter? Relapse and the Reason for Seeking Treatment

1 de fevereiro de 20101min19


Substance dependence or addiction is a common and deadly illness that leaves many individuals in need of treatment interventions. Unfortunately, there are few illnesses as difficult to treat as addiction and for this reason, health care providers are at odds as to which treatment interventions are most efficacious in eliminating addictions, with many unproven treatment models still widely used (Campbell, 2007). To further complicate the treatment situation, many Individuals With Addictions (IWA’s) do not welcome treatment as a necessary or viable option to address their problem. The perception that treatment is unnecessary among some IWA’s has led to the development of treatment techniques such as motivational interviewing (Carroll et al., 2001). Such treatment involves the use of psychological principles in attitudinal change, particularly those grounded in cognitive and social psychology research.



Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.


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