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ERIC Number: EJ861572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
Programma Conoscenza: Psycho-Educational, Integrated and Evolved Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
Leonardi, Andrea; Fioravanti, Paolo; Scavelli, Sonia; Velicogna, Francesco
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n4 p513-529 Oct 2009
The 2005 EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Annual report 2005: the state of the drugs problem in Europe, from annual report remarks the dearth of options for the treatment of the cocaine dependence, in comparison to a progressive and constant increase of the phenomenon. The Programma Conoscenza becomes part in this context providing its contribution to the resolution of the problems caused by the dependency from cocaine, by means of an integrated psycho-educational model. After four years of activity, it has been possible to carry out an appraisal of the outcomes obtained from the program. The collected data have showed a good effectiveness and efficiency of the treatment, with objective indices (i.e. urinary controls) that document, in the course of the treatment, the progressive abstinence from cocaine. The outcomes, obtained from the total appraisal of the therapeutic program, have demonstrated that in more of 60% of the cases, the persons have solved (or greatly improved) the problem of cocaine dependency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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