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Treating Addiction Isn’t (mostly) About Treating Behaviour

Why Effective Addiction Treatment Isn’t About Rewarding or Punishing Behaviour It is somewhat of a cliché among therapists to assume that “all behaviour is communication.” This refers to the idea that, more or less, people’s actions are always, in part at least, an attempt to send messages to other people as a way to connect,…
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Where Do Values Fit in Addiction Treatment?

I’d wager that for most people there is an intuitive understanding that values and drug and alcohol addiction are somehow linked. The Oxford dictionary defines values as “Principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgment of what is important in life.” Values are the ideas and ideals that each of us holds that drive the decisions and choices we make,…
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