It's the thought that counts: craving metacognitions and their role in abstinence from methamphetamine use

Lee, Nicole K., Pohlman, Sonja, Baker, Amanda, Ferris, Jason and Kay-Lambkin, Frances (2010) It's the thought that counts: craving metacognitions and their role in abstinence from methamphetamine use. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38 3: 245-250. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2009.12.006


Author Lee, Nicole K.
Pohlman, Sonja
Baker, Amanda
Ferris, Jason
Kay-Lambkin, Frances
Title It's the thought that counts: craving metacognitions and their role in abstinence from methamphetamine use
Journal name Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0740-5472
1873-6483
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jsat.2009.12.006
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 245
End page 250
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Craving is frequently reported as a trigger for relapse by those trying to remain abstinent from psychoactive substances. Metacognitive beliefs about managing craving may play an important role in determining further cognition and behavior. They are, therefore, important to measure in treatment and may serve as target cognitions to be modified in support of behavioral change. As part of the assessment battery of a randomized controlled trial among 214 methamphetamine users, we included the Craving Beliefs Questionnaire (CBQ), a measure designed to assess an individual's perception of the potential negative impact of craving, at baseline. Changes in abstinence rates were significantly related to CBQ score, suggesting that craving beliefs are associated with changes in methamphetamine use. Further validation of the CBQ is warranted. Future clinical research among methamphetamine users could focus on directly manipulating craving beliefs through cognitive therapy to affect abstinence.
Keyword Methamphetamine
Amphetamine
Metacognition
Craving
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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