Effectiveness of Denial Management Counselling for Individuals with Substance Abuse
Denial is common in people with substance abuse. It is often difficult to break and results in difficulty in the treatment process. The aim of the current study was to test the effectiveness of denial management counselling among individuals with substance abuse. It was predicted that there would be reduction in denial of individuals with substance abuse who would receive Denial Management Counselling in comparison to the control group. Sixteen male patients with addiction within age range of 18 to 45, were selected through purposive sampling from Rehab Center with In-patient Services and were randomly assigned into treatment and control group. The Balanced of Desirable Responding BIDR Version Form 40A (Paulhus,1984) was used to measure denial. After 12 therapy sessions to each patient, pretest and post test scores showed significant reduction in denial in the experimental group. It is concluded that denial management counseling is helpful in reducing denial among individuals with substance abuse.