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Attending to Emotional Cues for Drug Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between Clinic and Home Behaviors

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dc.contributor.author Otto, Michael W. en_US
dc.contributor.author O'Cleirigh, Conall M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pollack, Mark H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-11T17:18:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-11T17:18:54Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Otto, Michael W., Conall M. O'Cleirigh, Mark H. Pollack. "Attending to Emotional Cues for Drug Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between Clinic and Home Behaviors" Science & Practice Perspectives 3(2): 48-55. (2007) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1930-4315 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/3166
dc.description.abstract Classical conditioning models of addiction provide keys to understanding the vexing discrepancy between substance abuse patients' desire to abstain when they are in therapy sessions and their tendency to relapse. Experiments using these models demonstrate the power of environmental relapse cues and support clinical approaches, including active exposure, aimed at helping patients recognize and withstand them. Internal cues, including emotions and somatic states such as withdrawal, can trigger urges as powerfully as external cues such as people, places, and things associated with prior abuse. The authors describe a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that focuses on identifying and actively inducing each patient's high-risk emotions, then helping him or her develop and practice healthy responses. Clinical trials support the approach for patients with panic disorder who have trouble discontinuing benzodiazepines, and early trials suggest it may be useful for patients addicted to other drugs as well. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Institute on Drug Abuse (R10 DA 09692, R01 DA 10040, R01 DA 017904) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher National Institute on Drug Abuse en_US
dc.title Attending to Emotional Cues for Drug Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between Clinic and Home Behaviors en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid 17514074 en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid 2851069 en_US


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