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Marsden, John and Goetz, Camille and Meymen, Tim and Mitcheson, Luke and Stillwell, Gary and Eastwood, Brian and Strang, John and Grey, Nick . (2018) Memory-focused cognitive therapy for cocaine use disorder: theory, procedures and preliminary evidence from an external pilot randomised controlled trial. Elsevier. EBioMedicine, 29 12 p. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.01.039

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Highlights
• Successful pilot randomised controlled trial of novel psychotherapy for cocaine use disorder conducted at community NHS addictions clinic.
• Adaptation of imaginal and in vivo exposure to help patients helped to elicit and reconsolidate cocaine-related memories for craving control.
• Protocol found to be acceptable to patients, safe (no induced drug use), and with low attrition after enrolment and through follow-up.
• Preliminary evidence that Memory-Focused Cognitive Therapy (MFCT) for cocaine-use disorder can help patients reduce craving and cocaine use.

Cocaine use disorder is prevalent in many countries, associated with substantial global burden of disease and hard to treat. Patients urgently need more effective therapies. This study lends support for a continued science-driven development pathway for MFCT. A superiority randomised controlled trial of MFCT will determine the effectiveness of MFCT for people attending public treatment services with cocaine use disorder.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Cocaine
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Date:2018
Pages:12 p.
Publisher:Elsevier
Volume:29
EndNote:View
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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