Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Based Brief Intervention for Volatile Substance Misusers During Adolescence: A Follow-Up Study

Ogel K., Coskun S.

SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, vol.46, pp.128-133, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/10826084.2011.580233
  • Journal Name: SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133
  • Keywords: inhalants, dependency, treatment, cognitive behavior therapy, brief psychotherapy, NATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEY, INHALANT-USE DISORDERS, SOLVENT ABUSERS, ALCOHOL, PREVENTION, PREVALENCE, DEPENDENCE, USERS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Of 62 males admitted for treatment in Turkey in 2008 with a diagnosis of volatile substance misuse (VSM) dependency, half were randomly allocated to receive a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based brief intervention and an education program and half participated only in the education program. One year after treatment, 38.2%% of the experimental group and 58.1%% of the control group had continued VSM during the last three months. This statistically significant difference indicates that CBT-based brief intervention is associated with reducing VSM in adolescents. Factors associated with abstinence after treatment are identified and study limitations are noted.