Substance abuse is one of the major social problems in many countries. It is not only harmful to individual's physical, psychological and family function but also brings about serious social problems and criminal activities. Once the patient was addicted to substance、he or she will not be able to control or stop using substance, Therefore, assisting patients with substance abuse has become an important task for health care providers. The use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in treating substance abusers works through identifying the cognition errors of their core beliefs. The CBT could also assist patients changing their thinking process and learning new skills in dealing with substance abuse. This article aims to introduce the theory and practical strategies of CBT for treating substance abusers. The contents include goals setting, cognitive technique, behavioral technique, and the management of patients' craving problem. This article provides information for the nursing staff in caring substance abusers and improving the quality of nursing care.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cognitive behavior therapy in treating substance abusers|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|