Evidence-Based Approaches


These are approaches that have been shown by scientific study to be effective for recovering from addiction and the treating the issues that often accompany addiction. These therapies can be practiced both in an individual setting or in a group:

  CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,

  CRA: Community Reinforcement Approach,

►  Contingency Management,

  DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 

►  Motivational Enhancement Therapy

►  The Sinclair Method, and

►  12-step facilitation

Here is the Behavioral Therapies section of the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.

Topics in this post: 12 steps groups (AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, NA, Narcotics Anonymous…), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Sinclair Method, Treatment approaches, evidence based