Cuestionario de creencias nucleares relacionadas con el consumo de drogas y el craving, para la valoración del riesgo de recaída

Translated title of the contribution: Questionnaire of core beliefs related to drug use and craving for assessment of relapse risk

José Miguel Martínez-González, Raquel Vilar López, Oscar Lozano-Rojas, Antonio Verdejo-García

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This study was aimed at designing a questionnaire for the assessment of addiction-related core beliefs and craving. The sample comprised 215 patients (85.8% males and 14.2% females) in treatment for dependence to alcohol (40%), cocaine (36.3%) and cannabis (23.7%). Descriptive statistics were used to characterize the sample. Variance, regression and factorial analyses were conducted to study the questionnaire structure and its relation with variables such as abstinence and craving. Items about drug-related beliefs yielded a four-factor structure: what patient think that they could not do without drug use, lack of withdrawal, conditions required to use drugs again, and use of drugs as the only way to feel good. Items related to craving yielded three factors: negative emotions as precipitants of drug use, positive emotions, and difficulties attributed to coping with craving. Furthermore, beliefs were more important to predict craving than abstinence time. The present questionnaire allows to assess a set of significant factors to design prevention relapse programs.

Translated title of the contributionQuestionnaire of core beliefs related to drug use and craving for assessment of relapse risk
Original languageSpanish, Castilian
Pages (from-to)170-178
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Cognitive therapy
  • Core beliefs
  • Drug dependence
  • Questionnaire
  • Treatment

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