Cognitive behavioral therapy reinforced by a mobile application and quality of life in adults with psychoactive substance abuse disorder, Bogotá, Colombia.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Substance use disorders (SUDs) represent a global public health problem, covered by sustainable development goals 3-4, 10 to 12 and 17, due to their impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life of people. global level.

In Colombia, it is estimated that at least 13% of people have used an illicit drug at least once in their lives.

Pharmacological treatment is limited and the first line is interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The Integrated Subnetwork of Southern Health Services in Bogotá, in the care program for the population with SUDs, implemented CBT as a novel intervention.

Objective: Determine the impact of CBT reinforced by a mobile application on the quality of life of the population with SUD substance abuse disorders in adults between 18 and 35 years of age in therapy in the Southern Subnet.
Effective start/end date3/27/233/27/26

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Bogotá D.C.


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