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What Are The Psychological Techniques That Are Implied In Addiction Intervention Services Of Addicts?

If a patient comes with a problem then the short-term goal for him/her is going to achieve a better treatment. These goals are including addiction intervention services, which are as follows.

• Psycho educations will delivery to patients. During this process, our psychologists and therapists educate clients about different theme of psychology and what kind of methods used in it. He/she will be told about their disease, its severity, treatment and prognosis. Basics of psychoanalysis, the therapy tries to let patient understand the purpose of his/her sessions with their therapist.
• Therapist is being in rapport with patient. In this process, an association and happens between therapist and patient is related. He/she is ensured of confidentiality about his/her whereabouts and personal life.
• Coping statements are employed as cognitive barriers against craving, euphoric recalls and they will overcome the extreme addiction about drugs. One the other hand, this way is easy to enhance self-confidence as well.
• Stimulus control will be taught to the patient. The stimulus control tries to avoid situations, which may lead a temptation of drug use, and divert the mind from drug taking thoughts to other healthy activities.
• Covert sensitization will be taught as well. This is a type of aversive technique where imaginary aversive scenes are linked with addictive behavior. It is helpful in strengthening self-control and reducing craving and in order to effectively stay in recovery.
• Double column technique will turn patient’s negative thoughts into positive thinking.
• Triple column technique. It identifies the cognitive errors. It will let client to identify his/her negative thoughts so that it may notice patient to avoid craving. Triple column technique helps challenging and answering patient’s negative thoughts.
• Assertiveness training will provide skills to realize his/her personality and refuse drugs. Meanwhile, it brings a self-confidence to support his/her decision making.
• Relaxation therapy base on counter conditioning principles. It is a treatment procedure, which teaches patient to relax. As a result, they can calm themselves in stressful situation and learn to control stress, anxiety and anger gradually.
• Thought stopping introduces about how to stop drug addiction related thinking and prevent aversive thought immediately. This method is very effective in reducing and avoiding craving along with anger management as well.