Designing an Emotional Regulation Training Package based on the needs of people who leave the drug and examining its effectiveness on cognitive disturbances and drug use temptation

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student in public psychology, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan Branch

2 General Psychology Group. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Islamic Azad university. Khorasgan Unit. Isfahan Iran

3 Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University (Khorasgan Branch)


The purpose of this study was to design a specially designed syllabus for emotional regulation and its effectiveness in Cognitive disturbances and the temptation of drug use. For this purpose, mixed research method has been used. In the qualitative stage, which was done by the method of Grounded Theory, the constructive components of the package of emotional regulation training were identified. In the second stage, the pseudo-experimental design of heterogeneous groups was used. 40 subjects were selected by available sampling method and were randomly assigned to either experimental or control group. The questionnaires used include Interpersonal Cognitive Distortion Questionnaire (Hamamci & Buyuk-ozturk, 1998) and Beck and Clarke's Drug Temptation Questionnaire (1993). The collected data were analyzed using repeated measure. The results show that emotional regulation training reduces the cognitive distortion of drug abusers, but does not have a significant effect on drug use temptation. As a result, educating positive assessment strategies and improving cognitive distortions in people who are leaving can increase their sense of satisfaction.


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