Treatment offers for concerned significant others of individuals with addictive diseases differ concerning treatment objectives. The present study analyses the impact of initial motives of treatment and their impact on treatment outcomes in a sample of participants of a Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program. At baseline assessment, compliance with different treatment objectives was assessed using standardized questions. Treatment objectives could be differentiated in 3 categories of motives using factor analysis: 1. Improvement of the own quality of life, 2. Influencing the addicted individual in order to seek treatment and 3. Motivating the addicted individual to cut down his/her consumption. In a multivariate analysis, the motive "influencing the addict to seek treatmento" was significantly associated with treatment entry in the next 12 months. Findings reveal the therapeutic relevance of initial treatment motives of concerned significant others.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Treatment motives of concerned significant others of addicted individuals refusing treatment and their impact on treatment outcomes of the community reinforcement and family training CRAFT
|Number of pages
|Published - 2013
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)