Table 6.23Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for the number of sessions of counseling in combination with medication vs. medication alone (n = 18 studies)a

TreatmentNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
0–1 session plus medication131.021.8
2–3 sessions plus medication61.4 (1.1–1.8)28.0 (23.0–33.6)
4–8 sessions plus medication191.3 (1.1–1.5)26.9 (24.3–29.7)
More than 8 sessions plus medication91.7 (1.3–2.2)32.5 (27.3–38.3)

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From: 6, Evidence and Recommendations

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