Strategies of cognitive-behavioural therapy in the rehabilitation of polydrug



Over the past few years, cognitive-behavioral therapy, aimed at forecasting and min¬imizing recidivism, was the most effective treatment for substance dependence (opiate addiction, cocainism, kannabizm and polydrug use). This article describes the psychotherapeutic treatment protocols polinarkozavisimosti. Given the short-term integrative principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, along with motivational thera¬py, psychoeducation and systemic family therapy. Presents the steps of motivational interviewing, functional analysis of problem behavior, social skills training and tech¬niques to overcome the negative stress based on the principle of awareness. Particular attention in this article on the prevention of recurrence in patients with polydrug use.

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Keywords: cognitive-behavioral therapy, polydrug use, rehabilitation, addiction, motivational interviewing, coping skills

Journal rubric: Workshop and Methods

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Melehin A., Veselkova Y.V. Strategies of cognitive-behavioural therapy in the rehabilitation of polydrug. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2015. Vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 93–115. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2015230206. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Aleksey Melehin, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor, Stolypin Humanitarian Institute, clinical psychologist of the highest qualification category, somnologist, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Yulia V. Veselkova, Clinical Psychologist, Center of Psychological Rehabilitation and Social Adaptation «KEYS», Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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