The effectiveness of mindfulness based on cognitive therapy on impulsivity in individuals with drug dependency under maintaining treatment with methadone
Sara Tamri 1, Dr. Hamzeh Ahmadian *2
This research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness based on cognitive therapy on impulsivity in individuals with drug dependency under maintaining treatment with methadone was performed. The research sample was consisted of 30 patients under drug treatment associated to methadone in the methadone maintenance treatment centers. The samples were selected randomly and in the two groups (experimental and control) and with the Semi-experimental method and pretest and posttest with control group were investigated. The experimental group was provided mindfulness training based on cognitive therapy but was not provided any training in the control group. collection tool of data was included the Barratt Impulsiveness questionnaire. Data by using the statistical test analysis of covariance was analysis. The results showed that the mindfulness training based on the cognitive therapy have a significant impact on Impulsivity variable (P<0.05). The results showed that to reduce impulsivity in the individuals undergoing drug treatment with methadone maintenance can be used mindfulness training based on the cognitive therapy. Key words: mindfulness, cognitive therapy, impulsivity, methadone.