Group Therapy for Women Recovering From Alcohol and Drug Abuse - 1

2014-07-24 14:26:48 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study was to develop a 12-session, manual-based relapse prevention group for women with substance use disorders (SUDs). The treatment manual for a Women's Recovery Group (WRG) focused on the themes that are relevant to women with SUDs. There was an emphasis on educating patients about treatment and relapse prevention in a context that is relevant to women. The manual combined therapist information and instructions with patient worksheets, handouts and homework assignments. The treatment intervention was conducted twice in a pre-pilot study led by study investigators. The investigators then conducted a pilot study in which outcomes among subjects receiving the treatment intervention were compared with outcomes of subjects who received the standard mixed-gender Group Drug Counseling (GDC). The study hypothesis was that the treatment intervention, when fully developed, would reduce substance use and lengthen time to relapse in this population of women.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Alcohol-Related Disorders


group treatment for substance use disorders


McLean Hospital
United States
02478 9106




Mclean Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:26:48-0400

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