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Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2014;56(9):577-85.

[Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and addiction: a literature review].

[Article in Dutch]

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a recent form of cognitive behavioural therapy, based on the relational frame theory (RFT). act is being used to treat a wide range of problems, including addiction.

AIM:

To review the literature on the use of act to treat addiction.

METHOD:

We searched the literature systematically using PubMed en Psycinfo.

RESULTS:

We found 16 studies, 10 of which were rct's. Eight studies dealt with drug problems or mixed substance problems, 7 studies focused on cigarette smoking, and only 1 publication concerned alcohol treatment. The majority of studies reported positive results for act following treatment and at follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

Although more research is needed, act is shown itself to be a promising treatment for addiction.

PMID:
25222094
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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