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Baker, A. and Kay-Lambkin, Frances and Lee, NK and Claire, M and Jenner, Linda [National Treatment Agency (UK)] . (2003) A brief cognitive behavioural intervention for regular amphetamine users. A treatment guide. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. 84 p. Publication approval number 3013

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A brief intervention using motivational and cognitive behavioural approaches to help change drug use. Also offer alternative brief interventions for clients not suited to the current approach.

This manual is divided into five sections:
Section 1. Context
• Key points from the National Drug Strategy Monograph No 51. Models of Intervention and Care for Psychostimulant Users are included to present the evidence supporting this type of intervention for regular amphetamine users.
• A flow-chart to place the intervention in a treatment context.

Section 2. Brief background to the study and summary of results of evaluation
• A brief description of how the study was developed, undertaken and evaluated.
• A brief description of the evaluation outcome data (detailed results will be published separately).

Section 3. The intervention
• The CBT intervention is presented in a clear and easy to use format for practitioners.

Section 4. Suggested alternative brief interventions for those not suitable for the current intervention
• This section provides an overview of recommendations for alternative interventions for psychostimulant users who are unsuitable for the CBT intervention (e.g. those who are not considering change, experimental users etc).

Section 5. Other available resources
• This section lists a range of other resources that are currently available for practitioners working with psychostimulant users.

This treatment guide has not been designed to stand alone. Rather, practitioners are encouraged to:
1. Acquaint themselves with the current research and clinical literature.
The recently completed monograph Models of Intervention and Care for Psychostimulant Users is an excellent resource for current evidence supporting practice in this area.
2. Undertake training in CBT and motivational enhancement techniques if unfamiliar with these approaches.
3. Obtain ongoing clinical supervision.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:CNS stimulants
Intervention Type:Psychosocial treatment method
Source:National Treatment Agency (UK)
Date:2003
Pages:84 p.
Publisher:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Place of Publication:Canberra
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Motivational interviewing
B Drugs and alcohol substances > CNS stimulants
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
B Drugs and alcohol substances > CNS stimulants > Amphetamines
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method

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