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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 573-576


Impact of covert sensitization on recovery of alcoholics in Pakistan

Ivan Suneel, Salma Siddique.

Abstract
Objective: To ascertain efficacy of covert sensitization with alcoholics admitted in a drug rehabilitation center.
Methodology: As the study was exploratory in nature, case study method was used. The sample consisted of ten inpatient alcoholics, equally divided into two groups. The age range was 28-50 years. Both the groups received the regular treatment but the treatment group in addiction received covert sensitization.
Results:Participants in the treatment group remained abstinent over a period of four weeks and those in the matched group could not abstain from alcohol for that long.
Conclusion: Covert sensitization is an aversive stimulus, which intends to help the person to protract recovery. It should be used with twelve step program to maximize the affectivity of the treatment and prevent relapse.

Key words: Alcoholics, psychological treatment, exploitative study, mixed methods.


 
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Suneel, Ivan, and Salma Siddique. 2020. Impact of covert sensitization on recovery of alcoholics in Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 573-576.



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Suneel, Ivan, and Salma Siddique. "Impact of covert sensitization on recovery of alcoholics in Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45.3 (2020), 573-576. Print.



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Suneel, I. & Siddique, . S. (2020) Impact of covert sensitization on recovery of alcoholics in Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 573-576.








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