Developing psychosocial interventions to address craving.

Creating intervention programs that address the psychosocial factors contributing to substance craving is a key strategy in tackling this problem. It is recommended to design programs that consist of multiple sessions, each lasting between 30 to 60 minutes, where nursing professionals can implement psychosocial interventions with small groups of patients (around 5). These sessions should focus on techniques for managing cravings, promoting coping strategies to maintain abstinence, such as anticipating the benefits of quitting and seeking professional support when cravings arise.

Given the significant role that family can play in managing cravings, it is also important to involve families in these programs. This involvement aims to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the situation effectively and provide holistic support to the patient and their close environment.


Bibliography: Ahmed NA. Psychosocial Nursing Intervention for Enhancing Coping Skills to Reduce Drug Craving among Addicts.


Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, cocaine, Prescription and nonprescription sedatives, Opioids with or without prescription

Preventive intervention level



Primary Care, Specialized care, Addiction treatment centers, Community settings



Age range



alcohol, family, holistic, patient, Social factors

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