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LETS Act: a behavioral activation treatment for substance use and depression

LETS Act: a behavioral activation treatment for substance use and depression PurposeSubstance use disorders (SUDs) often co-occur with major depressive disorder (MDD), yet treatments targeting this comorbidity are limited, especially in resource limited settings where individuals with SUDs often receive treatment. Design/methodology/approachBased upon principles of reinforcement and behavioral economic models of substance use, as well as the Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD; Lejuez et al., 2011), the Life Enhancement Treatment for Substance Use (LETS ACT; Daughters et al., 2008) was developed to meet the unique needs of patients with MDD-SUD comorbidity. FindingsThe current manuscript presents a summary of the theoretical foundations and key components of LETS ACT. Originality/valueA specific focus on increasing dissemination via the flexible delivery dependent on patient and treatment setting characteristics is provided throughout. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

LETS Act: a behavioral activation treatment for substance use and depression

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-0972
DOI
10.1108/ADD-02-2016-0006
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Abstract

PurposeSubstance use disorders (SUDs) often co-occur with major depressive disorder (MDD), yet treatments targeting this comorbidity are limited, especially in resource limited settings where individuals with SUDs often receive treatment. Design/methodology/approachBased upon principles of reinforcement and behavioral economic models of substance use, as well as the Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD; Lejuez et al., 2011), the Life Enhancement Treatment for Substance Use (LETS ACT; Daughters et al., 2008) was developed to meet the unique needs of patients with MDD-SUD comorbidity. FindingsThe current manuscript presents a summary of the theoretical foundations and key components of LETS ACT. Originality/valueA specific focus on increasing dissemination via the flexible delivery dependent on patient and treatment setting characteristics is provided throughout.

Journal

Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 15, 2016

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