Abstract Cognitive behavior therapy is mostly used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, and mental health, but it has also been shown to be valuable in treating alcoholism and drug addiction, especially as part of an overall program of recovery. Cognitive-behavioral coping skills treatment is a short-term, focused therapeutic approach to helping drug-dependent people become abstinent by using the same learning processes the person used to develop alcohol and drug dependence initially. Introduction Cognitive behavior therapy is based on the idea that feelings and behaviors are caused by a person's thoughts, not on outside stimuli like people, situations and events. People may not be able to change their circumstances, but they can change how they think about them and therefore change how they feel and behave, according to cognitive-behavior therapists. In the treatment for alcohol and drug dependence, the goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to teach the person to recognize situations in which they are most likely to drink or use drugs, avoid these circumstances if possible, and cope with other problems and behaviors which may lead to their substance abuse.
Alcoholics Anonymous and alternative addiction approaches. Abstract This paper briefly compares and contrasts two different approaches to treating alcoholism or alcohol dependence: the disease and abstinence model of Alcoholics Anonymous (The 12 Step Programme) and SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training), using cognitive-behavioural and motivational-enhancement therapy, based on Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy. Alcoholics Anonymous and alternative addiction approaches. Analogous to a Swiss Army Knife, alcohol is employed by individuals in a number of contexts for purposes such as socialization, relaxation, sedation, and medication (Nevid & Rathus, 2010, p. 181). It helps curb negative feelings such as anxiety, depression, and loneliness (Nevid & Rathus, 2010, p. 181).
I will discuss this point and also the Core Conditions, underlying philosophical influences along with Rogers’s main theoretical constructs in this essay. Rogers was a humanistic therapist which differed greatly from other approaches at that time which were based on the psychodynamic ideas of Freud, Carl Yung, Alfred Adler and others. Person Centred Therapy is not active, challenging or involving role play such as Gestalt and REBT but is more passive and accompanies the client at the clients pace not the therapists. Person Centred Therapy aims to help the client to reach their potential by being non directive but through encouraging them to heal themselves by self-recognition and self-healing. Creating a safe and non-judgemental environment that allows the client to feel valued and free to be who they are at that moment in time.
It is a tool that enables a shift of power from professionals to the people who use the service. Person centred planning is a practical way for people to have choice and control in their lives. Person centred approach Person centred approach based on Carl Rogers work takes control away from the expertise of a therapist/carer towards a theory of that the individual can find fulfilment of their personal potentials. It can be difficult to put into practice because the approach does not use techniques but relies on the personal qualities of the person/carer to build a non judgemental and empathic
FT is designed to help the addict come to an understanding of what forgiveness is with a clear definition, and what it also does not mean, in order to give the addict the opportunity to let go of past hurts. The hypothesis in this article is that treatment for drug dependence and alcohol would show less depression, anxiety, anger, and vulnerability in hopes to build self esteem and lesson relapse when compared to the treatment that only focuses the awareness of anger and dealing with it in a more constructive way. This article insinuates that addicts
The second objective is examining the stress that results from alcohol use. The article covered depression, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and life event stress outside of work. Problems The possible problem of the research is causality problem. The researcher has to show the relationship existing between alcohol use of police
Formulate a verbal hypothesis statement concerning cross addictions, substitute addictions, and addiction transfer. Psychologists have helped to expose the struggles of addicts; no longer is recovery a major issue on the journey to sobriety, but the resistance to avoid new addictions is an additional struggle plaguing their lives. Addiction is a brain disease. Charles Graham, the program manager at Sober Living by the Sea (an addiction treatment center) states, “When a person gets clean and sober from one drug and then encounters stress or anxiety, the probability of resorting to another drug having the same effect” (Vivo, 2012). The transference of one addiction (like alcoholism) to another addiction (such as drug addiction) is known as addiction transfer in the discipline of psychology.
Does an individual’s acoustic startle response increase during their drug addiction or while they are in recovery. Based on this could we determine early on in an individual life if an individual lacks the acoustic startle response are they more apt to become addicted to an illegal substance. One way to understand the relationship between addiction and acoustic startle response is through integration of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and Psychopharmacology. PNI deals with the body’s psychobiological responses to stress. The foundation of Psychological stress has been found to be based on the lack of control and predictability.
Health Promotion The purpose of this essay is to give a brief summary of a health promotion on young adults and alcohol. Further describing key concepts of health and well-being and how this affects individuals (WHO, 2005) and those around them. How alcohol can be a devastating factor on people and society, and the costs to the National Health Service (NHS). Also how the government has responded with health campaigns and new laws to stop teenagers drinking alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol generally originates from young people who binge drink (WHO, 2011).
The SEM framework explains the effect of the interactions between the individual and his/her environment, and how this relationship can be used to develop interventions to influence behavioural change on five levels: individual, interpersonal, organisational, community and public policy. Most of the work done on prevention programs is based on the individual level. These programs focus on changing the beliefs of young people about alcohol by educating them on the pitfalls of underage binge drinking. Unfortunately such education and training is a waste in an environment that doesn’t advocate for it. This paper looks at ways in which the environmental interventions at the interpersonal, community and public policy levels can support individuals in their attempt to overcome underage binge