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Motivational intervention among patients with alcohol dependence syndrome: a quasi experimental study in a selected de-addiction centre in Assam

Journal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 091-097

Keywords : Substance-Related Disorders. Recognition. Behaviour.;

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Background: Most alcohol users do not seek treatment voluntarily. They are brought forcibly or by the threats received from their family, and rarely come by their own will to quit alcohol. Their experience with alcohol is too positive, and the negative effects are perceived too minimal. During this period, if the individual is given motivational intervention to cease consuming alcohol, the chances of accepting to stop the drinking habit are more likely. A motivational intervention is any clinical strategy designed to enhance client motivation for change. Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of motivational intervention among patients with alcohol dependence syndrome in terms of enhanced motivational level. Materials and methods: The study adopted the pre-test post-test quasi experimental design with a sample group of 30 patients with alcohol dependence syndrome admitted in the de-addiction centre. The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) was applied to the client for screening of psychosis. The Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES scale) was applied to assess the motivational level on day one. Six sessions on motivational intervention were administered to the client on alternate days depending on the level of motivation. And on the 15th day, post-test was administered by the same SOCRATES scale to assess the level of motivation. Results: The study findings concluded the efficacy of the motivational intervention module developed for patients with alcohol dependence syndrome. Conclusion: The results of the study supported the evidence that motivational intervention on patients with alcohol dependence syndrome enhances the motivational level of the patients with alcohol dependence syndrome to quit alcohol.

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