Psychoeducation as a strategy to improve family support perceived from patient with alcohol dependence and personality disorder
José Miguel Martínez González
Centro Provincial de Drogodependencias. Diputación de Granada, España
Natalia Albein Urios
Universidad de Granada
Pilar Munera
Universidad de Granada
Antonio Verdejo García
Centro Provincial de Drogodependencias. Diputación de Granada
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Keywords

Personality Disorders
Psychoeducation
Familiar Support
Alcohol
Alcohol dependence.

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Martínez González, J. M., Albein Urios, N., Munera, P., & Verdejo García, A. (2012). Psychoeducation as a strategy to improve family support perceived from patient with alcohol dependence and personality disorder. International Journal of Psychological Research, 5(1), 18-24. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.745
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to prospectively analyze the impact of psychoeducation with relatives of addicted patients with personality disorders. We measured the impact of the psychoeducational intervention using a self-report questionnaire designed to assess perceived familiar support. The sample was composed by 37 patients with alcohol dependence following outpatient treatment. They underwent a cognitive-behavioral therapy relapse prevention program especially tailored for addicted individuals with comorbid personality disorders. 56.8% of patients followed individual therapy, and 43.2% followed group therapy. The relatives of the subgroup patients following group therapy simultaneously received the psychoeducational intervention. The analyses of the familiar support questionnaire across treatment showed a significant difference between groups as a function of treatment modality. Patients whose relatives followed the psychoeducational intervention had greater perception of familiar support throughout the treatment process.
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