Original ArticlesAddictions Rehabilitation From an Executive Functioning ModelRestrepo-Escobar, Sandra M. Mg*; Rincón-Barreto, Dubis M. Mg†Author Information *Education and Human Development †Department of Clinical Neurpsychology, Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences, Universidad Católica Luis Amigó, Medellin, Colombia The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Sandra M. Restrepo-Escobar, Mg, University FUNLAM, Street 51A #67B 90, Medellín 050034, Colombia (e-mail: [email protected]). Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment: June 2019 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 94-98 doi: 10.1097/ADT.0000000000000156 Buy Metrics Abstract Objective: The objective of this narrative review was to investigate the advances that have been made in research on the model of executive functioning for rehabilitation in addictions. Materials and Methods: This study presents a narrative review of studies that have focused on the neuropsychological model in the rehabilitation of addictions. For this, a total of 49 studies were analyzed, published in a period from 1982 to 2017. Results: The results showed that addictions constitute a brain damage agent, their main sequel is related to executive functioning and attentional capacity. Conclusions: Research on cognitive rehabilitation performed with patients with multiple brain pathologies, have shown their effectiveness in treatment, generating a line of study in addictions, which shows improvements in treatment retention rates and decrease in relapse rates. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.