Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

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• Basic premise: As individuals understand the thoughts and behaviors associated with their substance use and gain skills to modify unwanted behaviors, they are better equipped to identify and cope with triggers for use, manage high risk situations, reinforce behaviors that align with their recovery goals, and challenge thoughts that precipitate substance use. • Essence of therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) …

Contingency Management for Substance Use Disorder

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Contingency management (CM) treatments evolved from basic behavioral research demonstrating that reinforcing behavior increases the probability it will occur in the future. CM is a structured behavioral therapy that involves: (1) frequently monitoring an objectively verifiable target behavior, (2) reinforcing the behavior each time it occurs using tangible reinforcers, and (3) withholding reinforcement when the target behavior is not met. …