There are many psychotherapeutic approaches that are effective for addiction treatment
. These include –
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This approach teaches the individual to recognize their triggers, the negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that accompany them, and replace them with healthy ones.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). This approach focuses on helping curb the individual’s use of substances and boost healthy behaviours that reduce the craving to use substances.
Motivational Interviewing (MI). This approach is aimed at enhancing an individual’s motivation by making use of what is important to them, for instance their family, or return to work.
Contingency Management Therapy. This approach reinforces sobriety by giving the individual rewards for staying sober such as vouchers, privileges in a rigid treatment environment, etc.
Couple and Family Therapy. Involving family members in treatment can act as a great support system, speeding up recovery for the individual. It can also help lessen the negative impact of your addiction on their lives.