NIDA Manuals

National Institute on Drug Abuse Therapy Manuals

NIDA Therapy Manual 1. A Cognitive Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction

Cognitive-behavioral coping skills treatment (CBT) is a short-term, focused approach to helping cocaine-dependent individuals (In this manual, the term cocaine abuser or cocaine-dependent individual is used to refer to individuals who meet DSM-IV criteria for cocaine abuse or dependence.) become abstinent from cocaine and other substances. The underlying assumption is that learning processes play an important role in the development and continuation of cocaine abuse and dependence. These same learning processes can be used to help individuals reduce their drug use.



NIDA Therapy Manual 2. A Community Reinforcement Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine dependence is a life-threatening problem characterized by behavior patterns that make treatment entry, compliance, and lifestyle change very difficult. Therefore, CRA + Vouchers providers are expected to make every effort to facilitate treatment initiation, ongoing attendance, and behavior change that will support a drug-free lifestyle. The general approach taken to achieving this goal is perhaps best described as individualized, empirically based, and behavioral.



NIDA Therapy Manual 4., Drug Counseling for Cocaine Addiction: The Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study Model

This Group Drug Counseling (GDC) manual describes one of the psychosocial treatments developed for use in a multisite clinical trial called the Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study (CCTS). The study was conducted at Brookside Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic) in Pittsburgh, and Harvard Medical School (McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston) (Crits-Christoph et al. 1997, pp. 721-726).



NIDA Therapy Manual 5. Brief Strategic Family Therapy For Adolescent Drug Abuse

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is a brief intervention used to treat adolescent drug use that occurs with other problem behaviors. These co-occurring problem behaviors include conduct problems at home and at school, oppositional behavior, delinquency, associating with antisocial peers, aggressive and violent behavior, and risky sexual behavior (Jessor and Jessor 1977; Newcomb and Bentler 1989; Perrino et al. 2000).


National Institute on Drug Abuse: Approaches to Drug Abuse Counseling

Ch. 1. Introduction and overview — Ch. 2. Dual disorders recovery counseling — Ch. 3. The CENAPS model of relapse prevention therapy (CMRPT) — Ch. 4. The living in balance counseling approach — Ch. 5. Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents: the individual therapeutic alliance within a day treatment model — Ch. 6. Description of an addiction counseling approach — Ch. 7. Description of the solution-focused brief therapy approach to problem drinking — Ch. 8. Motivational enhancement therapy: Description of counseling approach — Ch. 9. Twelve-step facilitation — Ch. 10. Minnesota model: description of counseling approach — Ch. 11. A counseling approach — Ch. 12. A psychotherapeutic and skills-training approach to the treatment of drug addiction.


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