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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

The Implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy Programs in Substance use Disorders

Submission: July 24, 2020;Published: August 04, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2020.04.000577

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume4 Issue1


Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is presented as a complementary program that, together with rehabilitation treatment, favors the clinical evolution of the patients who participate in it. The integration of AAT in the healthcare and health field has been increased in recent years; highlighting the growing interest in AAT programs, along with numerous studies that examine the benefits and efficacy of different therapeutic approaches with animals [1,2], after different and novel pilot experiences in substance use disorders [3], it seems that TAA is an intervention approach with utility in the rehabilitation processes of people with disorder substance use.

Keywords: Animal assisted therapy; Substance use disorders; Motivation; Therapeutic intervention.

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