Relationship between psychopathological comorbidity and outcomes variables in-treatment cocaine dependent subject in therapeutic community | Relación entre la comorbilidad psicopatológica y las variables de resultados en dependientes de cocaína tratados en comunidad terapéutica

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Author list: Vergara-Moragues E
Publisher: Socidrogalcohol
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Adicciones -Palma de Mallorca- (0214-4840)
Volume number: 25
Issue number: 2
Start page: 128
End page: 136
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 0214-4840
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB), Spanish-Spain (ES-ES)


Over the last years, the therapeutic community treatment with people who
have cocaine problems and psychopathological comorbidity has been
increasing and it is important to know more about the success of these
treatments. The aim of this paper is to study the psychopathological
profile of cocaine-dependent patients and its association with outcome
variables. It is interviewed by the Psychiatric Research Interview for
Substance and Mental Disorders (PRISM-IV) and the Conners' Adult ADHD
Diagnostic Interview for DSM-IV (CAADID) a total sample of 218 patients
who sought treatment at any of the six public therapeutics community of
Andalusia (Spain). The results show that the retention rate after three
months of 68.3% (149), 43.5% that leaves the resource with a therapeutic
discharge and 52.8% with clinically significant changes. Besides, the
57.8% have psychopathological comorbidity. Finally, there is a higher
treatment success (measured by days of stay, type of discharge and
therapeutic community outcome clinical impression) among people without
psychopathological comorbidity. These data show the need to adapt the
therapeutic communities to treat people with comorbid psychopathology
and, thus, improve therapeutic success.


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