عنوان مقاله [English]
Goal: The aim of the study consists is studing the effectiveness of cognitive- behavioral therapy on craving, attitude and adaptability Addicts in Methamphetamine abuse treatment. Method: In this research 36 patients diagnosed as suffering Methamphetamine dependence (according to DSM-IV-TR criteria) were randomly divided into 2 groups of 18, one as experimental group and the other as control group. All subjects completed Emotinal Qoutient test (EQ-I), Beliefes Abuse Substance Use & daily report form of craving and relapse rate before initiation of therapy. Experimental group completed them in 6th and 12th session and 90 days after termination of the therapy (follow up). Members of experimental group were undergone individually therapy for 12 sessions. Control group received no CBT during the study. Collected data were analysed by analysis of variance with repeated measures & dependent t test. Results: There is statistical significant diference between means of two groups in all stages of therapy. The analysis of follow up data showed that these effects continued for three month. Experimental group (CBT treated) show lower craving, changing mind regarding substances, empowering of compatibility abilities). All hypthosis of research accepted. Conclusion: The results revealed that cognitive- behavioural therapy was effective in reducing craving, changing attitude & increasing compatibility.