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Overview

It is not the psychotherapy type itself that is responsible for its effectiveness in helping an individual recover from their drug addiction, but how it is tailored to the unique needs of the individual that determines its effectiveness. There are various types of psychotherapies used that can be tailored for individuals with drug addiction –

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This psychotherapy aims at identifying negative thoughts, behavioural patterns, and unhealthy coping strategies in order to replace them with healthy ones.
Contingency Management. This approach focuses on rewarding the addicted individual with positive reinforcements in order to continue the desirable behaviour, i.e. sobriety. The rewards could include vouchers, prizes, or an improved relationship with their spouse.
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). This psychotherapy approach focuses on the addicted individual’s belief systems and aims to replace irrational and faulty beliefs that contribute to addiction with healthy, more constructive beliefs.
Motivational Interviewing (MI). In this approach, the therapist tries to explore the client’s intrinsic values and motivations and uses them to motivate the client to maintain sobriety.
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How effective is Psychotherapy for Drug Addiction?

Psychotherapy is effective in recovery from drug addiction, when used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, as it helps the person with addiction uncover what contributes to their addiction, learn coping strategies to deal with stress and negative emotions without resorting to addiction, and maintain long-term sobriety.

What are the benefits of Psychotherapy for Drug Addiction?

Psychotherapy helps the person with addiction change their attitudes and behaviours regarding addiction, engages them in their treatment, equips them with skills to cope with stress and triggers, and helps maintain sobriety.

How many numbers of sessions are required?

The number of sessions required depends on the how much time each individual takes to achieve and gain confidence in maintaining their sobriety. Follow up sessions after recovery are still advisable to support the individual maintain sobriety.