Contingency Management, The Carrot of Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral Therapies You’ve may have heard of behavioral therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and slightly lesser known dialectical behavior therapy. Behavior therapies are gaining a name for themselves in the substance abuse disorder recovery scene and for good reason. Behavioral therapy teaches the skills necessary for a recovering drug or alcohol addict to cast aside…

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Tranquilizers, Not as Old School As You Think

Tranquilizers can seem like kind of a vintage drug addiction. The 1950’s were a time of heavy tranquilizer, or barbiturate, addiction for instance. According to PBS (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/marilyn-monroe-and-the-prescription-drugs-that-killed-her)Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose on barbiturate known as Nembutal, We don’t hear as much about tranquilizers these days. Our time is spent watching the awful headlines scroll…

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