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The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Emotional Adjustment of Opiate-Consumers

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.5, No. 5)

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Page : 92-103

Keywords : Cognitive therapy; Mindfulness; Emotional Regulation; Opiate Users;

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Introduction: Mindfulness-Based cognitive therapy is one of the techniques for shaping behavior and procedure for changing non-adaptive beliefs by using cognitive-behavioral theory to treat addiction disorders. Aim: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of cognitive therapy based on Mindfulness on emotional regulation of opioid users. Method: In a pretest-posttest with control group among 20 drug users in Sanandaj city, 20 patients were selected through available sampling method and randomly divided into two groups of 10 experimental and control groups Replaced. The experimental group received knowledge about cognitive-based cognitive therapy for 8 sessions of 90 minutes (1 session per week), but no training was provided for the control group. The members of both groups were tested on the basis of the emotional regulation scale by Nadia Garnefski, Vuyan Kraaij and Philip Spinhoven. Data were analyzed by independent t-test. Results: The results showed that the mean score of the variable of the total index of difficulty in emotional regulation in the experimental group was significantly decreased in the experimental group compared with the control group in the post-test with the control of the pre-test effect (P <0.001). Conclusion: Cognitive-based counseling strategies help people to set up arousal and emotional excitement. Accordingly, the findings of this study indicate that cognitive therapy based on Mindfulness in preventing the return of opioid dependents has been effective.

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