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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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SILVA, Eroy Aparecida da; RODRIGUES, Thiago Pavin; MICHELI, Denise De  and  ANDRADE, André Luiz Monezi. Strategies for treating families affected by substance abuse users. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2015, vol.9, n.2, pp. 198-204. ISSN 1982-1247.

This study aimed to describe some cognitive behavioral strategies used by substance users (n=52), as well as their familiars (n=75), to handle with risky situation during the treatment. Theintervention was based on the behavioral cognitive therapy, and we analyzed escape and coping strategies. Thecontent analysis showed that the familiar support is important to help the users to change their habits linked with the substance use. Theinclusion of some strategies directed to the familiars was important to change their social skills in order to handle with risk situations. Thse fidings also can support the development of new approaches to substance misuse users and their familiars in order to improve the quality of the interventions.

Keywords : cognitive behavioral therapy; drug dependency; family therapy.

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