[What happens in a cocaine-dependent sample after 24 months of treatment?].

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PubMedID: 19115022

Lopez A, Becoña E, Vieitez I, Cancelo J, Sobradelo J, Garcia JM, Senra A, Casete L, Lage MT. [What happens in a cocaine-dependent sample after 24 months of treatment?]. Adicciones. 2008;20(4):347-55.
The evolution of people in treatment for cocaine dependence at public Drug Abuse Centers is a relevant topic in view of the notable increase in demand for such treatment in recent years. The aim of the present study was to analyze the evolution of people with cocaine dependence receiving treatment at public Drug Abuse Centers in Galicia (NW Spain), two years after the initial assessment for inclusion on the treatment program. The sample for the present study was 38 participants who formed part of a larger initial sample (N = 115). The variables analyzed were: substance use, social adjustment on the O.T.I. scale, problems with the legal system and perceived psychological distress as assessed with the scales and indices of the SCL-90 R. The results indicate that, after two years of treatment, 78.9% of those in the sample located (26% of the initial sample) had not consumed cocaine in the month prior to assessment, and that there was a reduction in psychological distress. These results indicate a positive evolution after two years of the sample of people in treatment for cocaine dependence assessed in this study.