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behbehani L, sardary B. The Effectiveness of Positive Psychotherapy on decrease Craving and Relapse Prevention in Opiate addicts. etiadpajohi. 2020; 13 (54) :91-108
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Department of educational science and psychology, khoy Branch, Islamic Azad University, khoy, Iran
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of positive psychotherapy on decrease craving and relapse prevention in opiate addicts. Method: this study is a semi-experimental study with pretest-posttest and control group design. The statistical population of the study was all male patients with a variety of opiate addiction Admitted to quitting addiction in psychiatric ward of Shahid Madani hospital in Khoy city  In the fall of 2018. From this population, a sample of 30 people was selected by purposeful sampling method and were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Data collection tools were included questionnaires of desire for drug (DDQ) & relapse prediction scale (RPS). Data analysis was performed using covariance analysis in SPSS program. Results: data analysis showed that positive psychotherapy resulted in significant difference between groups in craving (h2=0.800) and relapse prediction (h2=0.622) in opiate addicts. Conclusion: regarding the results, it can be argued that positive psychotherapy has been effective in decreasing craving and relapse prevention in opiate addicts.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/27 | Accepted: 2020/02/13 | Published: 2020/02/19

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