reinforcing sober behavior with contingency management

Reinforcing Sober Behaviors with Contingency Management

Many different approaches are used to treat those recovering from alcohol use disorders. In contingency management therapy, you receive a reward for refraining from drinking. It’s based on how your brain processes rewards. By reinforcing sober behavior with contingency management (CM), our experienced therapists at Compass Detox in South Florida begin the process of rewiring…

mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy

Learning Mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

When you receive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, a variety of approaches can improve your chances of maintaining recovery and drug-free living. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we offer traditional talk therapies, nutrition, and fitness programs, and combined approaches that mix psychoanalysis with other proven treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy…

women participate in dbt therapy for substance abuse

DBT Therapy for Substance Abuse

When trying to maintain recovery, there will be times when you want to give up the struggle and begin using again. However, addiction therapy programs may help to prevent a relapse. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT therapy for substance abuse, involves emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. By keeping your emotions in check,…

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How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Is Used in Addiction Treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective types of psychotherapy used in treating addiction. Actions and emotions born out of illogical thought patterns lead to negative responses during recovery. If you act on these impulses you will set yourself back. It is important to make sure these negative thoughts do not stand in…

two women participate in nature therapy during addiction treatment

How Nature Helps with Addiction Recovery

For an effective addiction treatment program, choose one that offers both evidence-based and holistic addiction therapy. Evidence-based treatment relies on proven clinical approaches such as talk therapy. This includes cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. However, to treat the body and soul, you need therapies that help you reconnect with yourself, such as nature therapy,…

example of Buprenorphine for opioid addiction

How Is Buprenorphine Used for Opioid Addiction?

Treating opioid addiction is a complex process. That’s because this addiction creates significant changes in the brain, often so much so that it is hard for a person to stop using. Sometimes medications can help. Buprenorphine opioid addiction treatment is one potential option for you. Buprenorphine is a medication commonly used in addiction treatment because…