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Using cognitive behavioral therapy in anger management for substance abuse and mental health clients

Torri Campbell, PhD, Campbell, 160 Mount Lassen Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903, 415-479-5066, krotinger@yahoo.com

Substance use and abuse often coexist with anger and violence. In the most recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationís National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, for example, 40 percent of frequent cocaine users reported engaging in some form of violent behavior related to their cocaine use. Anger and violence can both have a causal role in the initiation of drug and alcohol use and be a onsequence of substance abuse. Despite the connection of anger and violence with substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address these problems. Research has shown, however, that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective time-limited treatment for anger problems related to substance abuse.

To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration produced Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual and Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: Participant Workbook.

The treatment model described in the manual and workbook is a CBT treatment approach that combines interventions focusing on relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills.

The presenter will review existing research on CBT and anger management, discuss the development of both the manual and workbook, summarize the pertinent issues included in the manual, and present general instructionson the delivery of the 12 weekly 90-minute sessions. Copies of the manual an workbook will be provided to each participant.

Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives

Keywords: Substance Abuse Treatment, Service Delivery

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA