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Table 1 Treatment programs

From: Investigating the efficacy of integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for adult treatment seeking substance use disorder patients with comorbid ADHD: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  Treatment as Usual (TAU) only Integrated treatment protocol
Session 1 Introduction, advantages and disadvantages of substance use, effect of substance use on mental problems, enhancing motivation to become abstinent Introduction, advantages and disadvantages of substance use, effect of substance use on mental problems, enhancing motivation to become abstinent
Session 2 Treatment goals and treatment plan Treatment goals and treatment plan
Session 3 Self control measures Self control measures
Session 4 Risk situations Risk situations
Session 5 Analysis of functional elements in substance use ADHD: introduction of a cognitive model of ADHD, introduction of calendar and task list in notebook
Session 6 Dealing with craving Analysis of functional elements in substance use (similar to session 5 in TAU)
Session 7 Relapse and relapse prevention ADHD: problem solving
Session 8 Social pressure Dealing with craving (similar to session 6 in TAU)
Session 9 Optional theme: one of earlier themes can be repeated, or one of the themes ‘changing of thoughts’ or ‘dealing with emotions’ can be explored. ADHD: reducing distractibility
Session 10 Evaluation Relapse and relapse prevention (Similar to session 7 in TAU)
Session 11   ADHD: mood problems
Session 12   Social pressure (similar to session 8 in TAU)
Session 13   ADHD: organizing papers
Session 14   Optional theme: one of earlier themes can be repeated, or one of the themes ‘changing of thoughts’ or ‘dealing with emotions’ can be explored. (similar to session 9 in TAU)
Session 15   Evaluation (Similar to session 10 in TAU)