Efficacy of a User-Friendly Group Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program for Alcohol Addiction: A Pilot Study


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  • アルコール依存症に対する集団認知行動療法プログラムの開発およびパイロット試験
  • アルコール イソンショウ ニ タイスル シュウダン ニンチ コウドウ リョウホウ プログラム ノ カイハツ オヨビ パイロット シケン

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<p>Even though alcohol addiction is a major social problem, there are few specialized treatment facilities to treat it. Therefore, we developed the Restart and Enhancing Life Intervention for Every Person with Alcohol Addiction (RELIFE-A2) program as a group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program that can be easily implemented by those with minimal experience in treating alcohol addiction, and conducted a pilot study. We compared three groups: a control group with 14 people who received standard group CBT, an expert group with 12 people who received RELIFE-A2 from those experienced in addiction treatment, and an amateur group with 12 people who received RELIFE-A2 from those with minimal experience in addiction treatment. The outcome measures, which included relapse risk, psychological well-being, self-efficacy, motivation for drinking problems, and coping skills, were analyzed using a linear mixed model. The results of the intervention revealed that timing played a key role in relapse risk, motivation, and coping skills, but there was no significant difference between the groups. Therefore, RELIFE-A2 was judged to be as effective as a standard group CBT program. In addition, the usability of the program was checked, and it was found that the program could be implemented even by medical staff with minimal knowledge of addiction.</p>


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