Effectiveness of Coping Skills Training Based on “Marlatt Relapse Prevention Model” in Relapse Prevention and Resiliency Enhancement in Subjects with Substance Dependency



Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of coping skills training based on “Marlatt Relapse Prevention Model” in relapse prevention and resiliency enhancement in subjects with substance dependency.
Method: In a semi-experimental study, 27 subjects with diagnosis of opiate dependency who successfully detoxified were divided into two experimental group (13 subjects) and control group (14 subjects) selected by available sampling method. The experimental group received 12 sessions of coping skills training and the control group did not receive any treatment. All subjects were assessed by Conner-Davidson Resiliency Scale (CD-RIS) and morphine test before treatment, after treatment, and after a 4-month follow up stage. Data were analyzed using χ test and covariance analysis.
Results: χ test result showed that experimental and control groups had a significant difference in relapse rates. In addition, covariance analysis showed a significant difference between two groups in resiliency enhancement at periods of post test and follow up.
Conclusion: Study results indicated that coping skills training is effective in resiliency enhancement and relapse prevention in people with substance dependency.