In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Health Psychology

Document Type : research


1 payam noor university

2 university of mohaghegh ardabili


Background: The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of CBT therapy on methadone consumption and general health of opium addicts before and after the intervention.
Methods: The study population included all men aged 20 to 40 who were addicted to drugs and used the counseling services of addiction treatment centers in Tehran. The study sample included 30 addicted men who were selected using the available method and were counseled at Mofarrah addiction treatment center every day for six months. Subjects were divided into two experimental and control groups randomly and each group included 15 subjects. In this study, the index of opiate treatment (OTI) and the Goldberg's general health (GHQ) questionnaires were used to collect data. Descriptive, univariate covariance and multivariate covariance tests were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed that cognitive-behavioral therapy had a significant effect on increasing general health characteristics (p <0/05), as well as reducing the desire to use drugs in patients undergoing methadone treatment (p <0/05).
Conclusions: According to the findings, it can be concluded that the cognitive-behavioral therapy has therapeutic benefits for addicts that can lead to a reduction in drug use and temptation to consume. Besides, CBT by increasing appropriate coping strategies, improves their general and mental health.


Article Title [Persian]

The effectiveness of CBT on methadone consumption and general health in Opium addicts

Authors [Persian]

  • حمید کمرزرین 1
  • احسان گلستانی 2