Guided Self-Change for Mixed Substance Abuse/Dependence

Status: Modest Research Support


Guided Self-Change (GSC) Treatment for substance use disorders integrates cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention techniques to help individuals functionally analyze their alcohol or other drug problems and develop their own plans for changing. It can be delivered in individual or group formats, and has been evaluated in Spanish and English. Guided Self-Change is especially applicable for persons whose alcohol or drug problems are not severe. The GSC clinic website contains a host of printable materials in English and Spanish, including Therapist and Client Handouts, homework assignments for clients, other clinical and motivational handouts and forms, clinical tips and tools, and Timeline Followback (TLFB) forms, instructions, calendars, and excel computerized programs.

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