Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2015

The Effectiveness of Group Positive-Therapy (PPT) and Well-Being Therapy (WBT) on Attitude towards Drug Abuse in Patients under Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Pirnia, B

PhD Student of Clinical Psychology, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.110/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.110


Treatment of substance abuse has been associated with many challenges. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of group positive therapy (PPT) and well-being therapy (WBT) on attitude towards drug abuse in patients under methadone maintenance therapy. The present study is a quasi-experimental with pre-test and post test analysis and control group. The population was including all substance abusers in the city of Lavasan who were resident in the clinics center of city Lavasan. Participants included thirty-six men who were eligible for the study were chosen by random selection method and randomly allocated in three groups. Two groups received positive psychotherapy (PPT) and well-being therapy (WBT)for 2 months, 14 sessions of 1hours (Two times a week), while the control group received no therapy at all. Data were collected by Questionnaire of attitude to drug which was given to the test subjects before and after completion of the therapy. The collected data was put to one way variance analysis and Scheffe’s test. The study demonstrated that group positive therapy and well-being therapy had positive effects on the attitude towards drug abuse improvement in both groups who received interventions ( P<0.00001, F =16.03) in comparison to the control group. Actually, both methods were effective in boosting attitude towards drug. Both positive therapy and well-being therapy methods were found effective in decrease attitude towards drug abuse in patients under methadone maintenance therapy but have not a significant difference between the effectiveness positive-therapy and well-being therapy

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015