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LisbonAddictions2017SecondEuropeanConferenceonAddictiveBehavioursandDependenciesCHARACTERISTICSAND SIGNIFICANCE OF PROFESSIONAL-LED SUPPORT GROUPS IN THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM
Ana Opačić,PhDTereza Oreb, MSW24th-26thOctober,Lisbon
1.Introduction(I)ClubsofTreatedAlcoholics
multifamilycommunities,principles:therapeuticcommunity,self-helpandmutualaid180 CTAinCroatia – CroatianAssociationofClubsofTreatedAlcoholicsInspiredbyAA, but:Absenceofreligious/spiritualcomponentProfessionalleadershipEncouragingformemberstospeakopenlyaboutthemselvesoutsideCTAEnhancingsocialintegrationviaactivitiesincommunityNGOwithformalstructureParticipatingonvoluntarybasisandcourt’sdecisionInclusionoffamilymembersGoal:maintainingabstinence,encouragingrehabilitationandsocialintegrationFreeofcharge,fundedbylocalgovernment,availableatlocallevel, onweeklybasis,app. 12familiesinthegroup,confidentiality,disulfiram(optional)
1.Introduction(II)TherapeuticroleinCTA
Mainlysocialworkers,psychiatrists,nurses,psychologists,withfurthertrainingTasks:SpeedinguptherecoveryprocessandpositivebehavioralchangesRemovingtheresistanceProvidingstimulatingatmosphereRespectingandappreciatingclient’spersonalityHelpingwithorganizingdailyactivities,makingdecisionsandcreatingnewsoberrelationshipsPersonalchangeinwidersenseOrganizingout-groupacitivities
Informationaboutthereserach
40randomlyselectedCTAs465personwithalcholismproblemand200personas asupportmemberResearchobjectives:1) Toidentifythecontributionofmember’sfunctioninginthegroup and somedimensionsofCTA onassessmentofprogressinvariouslifeaspects(e.g.maritalandparentalrelations,self-concept,functioningatthework place).2) Toidentifythecontributionofmember’sfunctioninginthegroup and somedimensionsofCTAonassessmentofchangesinpsychosocialfunctioning(changesincognitivereasoning,dealingwithemotionsandbehavioralchanges)Usedhierarchicalregressionanalysis
Researchinstruments
Short questionnaire forassessing basic features of the member's functioningin CTA:e.g.gender, years of abstinence, experience of relapse, length of membership,usage ofdisulfiram, frequency of attending CTA, attending meetings with an accompanying person, participation in out-group activities,modalityof entering CTA and frequency of various topics processed in the meeting.Questionnaire forassessment of progress in various lifeaspects(9 items,Cronbachα=0.924)Questionnaire forassessment of changes in psychosocial functioningwith 14 items (Cronbachα = 0.938.)Questionnaire forassessmentofothermembers’relationtowardrespondentwith9 items (Cronbachα = 0.838).. Questionnaire forassessment of professional staff’s relation towardsmember(12items, 3factor,Cronbachα=0,783)Scale forassessment of satisfaction withCTA(9items,Cronbachα =0,8)
Perspectivesfrommemberswithaddictionproblem:Whataspectscontributeto personal progressinvariouslifeaspects
Perspectivesfrommemberswithaddictionproblem:Whataspectscontributetochangesinpsychosocialfunctioning
Perspectivesfromsupportingmembers:Whataspectscontributeto personal progressinvariouslifeaspects
Perspectivesfromsupportingmembers:What aspects contribute to changes in psychosocial functioning
Conclusion
Bothmemberswithaddictionandtheirsupportingmembersformsustainablefamily–orientedgroupstreatmentsinalcoholisminCroatiaGroupsurroundingshassignificantcontributiontowiderpersonal progressandpsychsocialchangeBoth treated alcoholics and their family members achieve best therapeutic results ifquality of relations with other membersanddiversity of topicsprocessed in club meetingsareon a higher level.
Conclusion
For people with addiction problem, aquality of personal relation with an expertand thestatus of the clubas an organization in wider surrounding is additionally important predictor.For their family member, additionally important factor isduration of their membershipin CTA with best results for those that participate longer.Results demonstrate that the best assessments are given by the members that arefully integratednot only in group work, but also in out-group activities and have strongest attachment to the club
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Thankyouforyourattention.ana.opacic@pravo.hrtereza.oreb@gmail.com

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