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dc.contributor.authorOtto, Michael W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Cleirigh, Conall M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPollack, Mark H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T17:18:54Z
dc.date.available2012-01-11T17:18:54Z
dc.date.issued2007-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationOtto, Michael W., Conall M. O'Cleirigh, Mark H. Pollack. "Attending to Emotional Cues for Drug Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between Clinic and Home Behaviors" Science & Practice Perspectives 3(2): 48-55. (2007)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1930-4315en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/3166
dc.description.abstractClassical conditioning models of addiction provide keys to understanding the vexing discrepancy between substance abuse patients' desire to abstain when they are in therapy sessions and their tendency to relapse. Experiments using these models demonstrate the power of environmental relapse cues and support clinical approaches, including active exposure, aimed at helping patients recognize and withstand them. Internal cues, including emotions and somatic states such as withdrawal, can trigger urges as powerfully as external cues such as people, places, and things associated with prior abuse. The authors describe a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that focuses on identifying and actively inducing each patient's high-risk emotions, then helping him or her develop and practice healthy responses. Clinical trials support the approach for patients with panic disorder who have trouble discontinuing benzodiazepines, and early trials suggest it may be useful for patients addicted to other drugs as well.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institute on Drug Abuse (R10 DA 09692, R01 DA 10040, R01 DA 017904)en_US
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dc.publisherNational Institute on Drug Abuseen_US
dc.titleAttending to Emotional Cues for Drug Abuse: Bridging the Gap Between Clinic and Home Behaviorsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid17514074en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid2851069en_US


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