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Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Albert Ellis which helps individuals with drug addiction identify and change the way they think about addiction as well as other negative behaviours. It helps individuals think in better and more constructive ways that helps them gradually overcome their addiction and develop a healthy and more productive lifestyle. REBT helps an individual in getting rid of negative and dysfunctional behaviours, eliminate addictive tendencies, and instil positive values such as unconditional acceptance of others and self and strong self-esteem.

REBT recognizes three basic irrational thinking patterns that most people engage in, called the “three basic musts”, which are rigid demands that people hold about themselves, others, and the events in the world around them. These are –

• I must get approval and acceptance of others otherwise it implies that I am not worthy.
• I must always be treated fairly and kindly, all the time. If others don’t do so, they are not worthy and deserve to be punished.
• I must have everything I want immediately. If I don’t, I cannot tolerate it.

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How effective is REBT for Drug Addiction?

REBT is effective for treating drug addiction as it brings to the surface and helps change the irrational thoughts and behaviours that a person with drug addiction has that contribute to their addiction tendencies and dysfunctional patterns of behaviours.

What are the benefits of REBT for Drug Addiction?

REBT helps an individual recover from their drug addiction in various ways –

  • Identifying and challenging the irrational thoughts and behaviours that promote drug addiction.
  • Finding alternative ways of thinking that reduces the need to engage in addictive behaviours.
  • Learning new coping strategies to cope with triggers for addiction behaviour.
  • Helping change the distressing, intolerable negative emotions to more manageable emotions through challenging the irrational thoughts.
  • Helping the individual understand that they have control over their drug addiction by exercising control over the way they think.

How many numbers of sessions are required?

The number of sessions required differs from individual to individual depending on how much time they take to understand and replace their irrational ways of thinking and behavior regarding their addiction.

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