Valutazione al follow up di un trattamento presso una comunità terapeutica per tossicodipendenti

Translated title of the contribution: Follow up evaluation of a treatment in a drug dependency therapeutic community

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Objectives. This study proposes to evaluate the outcomes of a rehabilitation treatment proposed by a therapeutic community for drug addicts in Milan, in order to define the variables connected with the success of the treat-ment and to identify eventual predictive indexes that encourage the termination of drug abuse. Methods. Participants were 224 male subjects that were asked to answer the Addiction Severity Index. Results. It was possible to contact 140 subjects, out of which 80.5 per cent survived. 54.6 per cent of this sample has discontinued drugs use, while 16.9 per cent of the sample has stopped abusing of drugs during the period after the end of the treatment until the interview. The outcome is positively associated with the number of days of treatment, the presence of a job after the termination of the treatment, and the presence of a stable relationship. Conclusions. Therapeutic Community results to be a valid tool that helps subjects to take conscience of the psychological problems that have influenced the abuse, to learn coping abilities and to define and to formulate an help's question.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)95-111
Number of pages17
JournalRicerca in Psicoterapia/Research in Psychotherapy
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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Therapeutic Community
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Aptitude
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Drug Users
Substance-Related Disorders
Interviews
Psychology
Dependency (Psychology)

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