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

The presence of co-occurring conditions increases severity and complicates recovery (Daley & Moss, 2002Grella et al., 2001)

An integrated treatment approach has been shown to produce superior results to only focusing on SUD

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

(Timko & Sempel, 2004).

 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.