92. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

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Intensity of Clinical Interventions

Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for number of person-to-person treatment sessions (n = 46 studies)

Number of sessions Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
0-1 session 43 1.0 12.4
2-3 sessions 17 1.4 (1.1, 1.7) 16.3 (13.7, 19.0)
4-8 sessions 23 1.9 (1.6, 2.2) 20.9 (18.1, 23.6)
> 8 sessions 51 2.3 (2.1, 3.0) 24.7 (21.0, 28.4)

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