Alcohol User Profile after a Brief Motivational Intervention in Telephone Follow-up: Evidence Based on Coping StrategiesHilda Maria Rodrigues Moleda Constant1*, Luciana Rizzieri Figueiró1, Carmen Moret Tatay2, Luciana Signor1, Simone Fernandes1, Helena Maria Tanhauser Barros1 and Maristela Ferigolo1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Constant HMRM
National Service of Guidelines and Information on Prevention of Drug Use (VIVAVOZ)
Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA)
Ligue 132, Porto Alegre
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Received Date: December 01, 2016; Accepted Date: January 05, 2017; Published Date: January 30, 2017
Citation: Constant HMRM, Figueiró LR, Tatay CM, Signor L, Fernandes S, et al. (2017) Alcohol User Profile after a Brief Motivational Intervention in Telephone Follow-up: Evidence Based on Coping Strategies. J Alcohol Drug Depend 5:254. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000254
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Despite the promising results which were achieved under different intervention programs in alcohol abuse, its beneficial effects seem to vary among patients. In this way, a variable of interest might be the way to deal with a specific situation. Not surprisingly, escaping addiction has also been studied as an underlying ineffective strategy. Thus, to assess the effect of brief motivational intervention on coping strategies, a 6 months treatment was carried out in alcohol abusers. Moreover, differences among these patients’ profiles were examined according to their coping outcomes. The survey was conducted by telephone, employing the Coping Behaviours Inventory (CBI) as a dependent measure. A sample of 120 participants took part in the study. Participants were randomly assigned to 2 groups: Intervention (IBM) or control (without intervention). The analysis of the participants’ profiles resulted in 3 different groups: i) Most of the participants were in the control group and did not stop drinking, ii) All participants were in the control group and stopped drinking, and iii) All the participants were in the experimental group and almost all of them stopped drinking. With regards to coping strategies, participants in the last group showed better CBI scores. The results help to better understand the profile of users of alcohol following treatment, as well as the kind of strategies that they might use to stop substance use. They also depicted a more homogeneous coping pattern for those participants after intervention and some unusual profile features among the control group.