Las comunidades terapéuticas como tratamiento para las drogodependencias: una revisión sistemática del seguimiento a corto plazo

Translated title of the contribution: Therapeutic communities as treatment for drug dependencies: A systematic review of short-term follow-up

O. Lopez-Fernandez, E. Román-Jiménez, N. Castello-Cullell, M. García-Claver

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Abstract

Objetive The therapeutic communities (TC) constitute one of the most extensive treatments for the drug dependencies; however, its investigation is scarce. The aim to do a systematic review to know the methodological elements of the short term follow-up studies and, at the same time, describe the consequences of the TC. Material and method It was applied the "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and meta-Analyses" (PRISMA) for the search in Medline, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and PsycCRITIQUES, in order to locate short-term follow-up studies of TC between 1980 and 2010. Results The follow-up consists in an initial register and, at least, another to half year of treatment; the minimum sample contains 60 users with a greater prevalence of single men; 50% continues in follow-up and/or reaches the abstinence. Conclusion The TC seem to be beneficial for the adjustment of the consumption and other psychosocial aspects, although lacking information difficult the comparability of these findings.

Translated title of the contributionTherapeutic communities as treatment for drug dependencies: A systematic review of short-term follow-up
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)118-125
Number of pages8
JournalTrastornos Adictivos
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Drug dependencies
  • Methodology
  • Short-term follow-up
  • Systematic review
  • Therapeutic community

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