The following studies discuss Problem Solving Therapy in conjunction with Substance Use Disorders.
PST as a component of CBT for cocaine addiction
Individuals with a substance use disorder are twice as likely to have anxiety and depression
An integrated treatment approach has been shown to produce superior results to only focusing on SUD
- (Baker, Hides, & Lubman, 2010; Mangrum, Spence, & Lopez, 2006; Mueser, Noordsy, Fox, & Wolfe, 2003; van der Bosch & Vereul, 2007; Ziedonis, 2004).
articipation in self-help activities has been found to reduce substance use and improve functioning: "
comorbid patients discharged to low-intensity outpatient treatment programs attend more self-help activities, and such participation has been found beneficial for reducing use of drug and alcohol and for improving social and family functioning
NIDA recommends that substance abuse treatment address co-occuring mental health issues and include teaching healthy life skills.
here is evidence that the addition of problem solving to motivational interviewing improves outcomes for substance abusers
ST is ideal for older persons with opioid addictions because its less cognitively demanding.