Research summary: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for substance abuse

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) helped the Campbell Collaboration summarise the results of a systematic review into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment for youth substance abuse.

Once research is completed, it’s important that findings are communicated effectively. CEI helps the Campbell Collaboration create short, two-page summaries of systematic reviews. The summaries are succinct and easy to read, helping organisations translate research into action.

One of our latest summaries provided an overview of the systematic review: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies for Young People in Outpatient Treatment for Non-opioid Drug Use. The review explored how CBT could be used as a treatment for young people who misuse non-opioid drugs, and whether it is better at reducing drug use than other treatments provided in outpatient settings.

Our research summary will aid evidence-based decision-making in the field of youth substance abuse prevention and treatment, and inform funding decisions in practice and research.

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