What is Contingency Management Therapy?
Getting sober is only a small part in the battle for recovery, so it’s important to learn the tools necessary to maintain your recovery. In active addiction, you have rewired your brain in a way that you have developed a strong psychological dependence. Therefore, this is why it’s so important to not only detox but go through the entire rehabilitation process. Contingency management therapy involves using evidence-based techniques to help your brain begin to heal.
Moreover, this form of therapy is part of the behavioral therapy model in which you replace old thoughts and behaviors with new ones. The brain is wired in a way where you have gone into a mode of automation in which you turn to drugs and alcohol as your solution. However, through this type of therapy, you begin to identify toxic thoughts and behaviors. Over time, you’ll begin to see your cravings and urges begin to diminish as you begin having more control.
Why Contingency Management Therapy?
What Works with Contingency Management Therapy?
One of the leading causes of relapse is when you have an untreated mental illness, which is why medications help greatly. Part of this therapy may involve diagnosing an underlying mental illness, like anxiety or depression, and use of non-narcotic medications. Therefore, by keeping your mental health under control, you’ll have a much better chance of staying clean. A medical professional will help you find the medication that works best for you to decrease your biggest triggers.
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