Computer-Assisted CBT Effective for Cocaine Addicts on Methadone

Researchers recently ran a larger, more conclusive trial to determine the usefulness of computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT4CBT) in the treatment of substance users than the pilot previously conducted. Unlike the pilot group, which tested for alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and opioids, the larger trial focused on cocaine users who were managing addiction with methadone. CBT4CBT was found to make a significant, positive impact on user ability to abstain from cocaine for three weeks or more, maintain negative drug tests, and show longer lasting improvement. Findings indicate that this form of treatment may be an effective option for groups dealing with addiction, and methadone maintenance.

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