Category Archives: CBT

Project MATCH Gets an F in Psych 101

If I made a wiener out of fifty percent pork and fifty percent beef and labeled it and sold it to you as a 100% all beef kosher hot dog would I be committing fraud? Of course I would! But … Continue reading

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Project MATCH Proves That Harm Reduction Works And 12 Step Programs Don’t

It is rather amazing that the US government spent 35 million dollars on a project as flawed and fraudulent as project MATCH. Project MATCH purported to compare 12 Step Treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), … Continue reading

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Addiction Treatment Contrasted with Mental Health Treatment

As Duncan, Miller and Sparks (2004) aptly point out, the vast majority of popular mental health treatments ranging from CBT and DBT to Psychodynamic approaches are all effective and factors such as therapeutic alliance and client factors can have a … Continue reading

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Addiction Treatments That Work On Internet Radio

Addiction Treatments That Work – Internet Radio Click on the link to join Kenneth Anderson as he interviews leading experts in the addictions filed on evidence based treatment modalities such as harm reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy. Thursday nights … Continue reading

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12 Step Programs Are The Opposite Of CBT

Not long ago there was a blog post in Psychology Today titled “Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work Because it’s a Form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?” (Lazarus, 2010). This is an odd title because it assumes that AA is more effective than … Continue reading

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Is AA Wrong For You?

Although many people find that 12 step groups such as AA or NA are helpful for their drug or alcohol problems, a growing body of evidence suggests that just as many people may be harmed by 12 step programs as … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Harm Reduction: How Rational Emotive Therapy Can Be Applied To Harm Reduction

┬áThere is an organization called SMART Recovery which has applied the principles of RET (Rational Emotive Therapy, aka CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) with a good deal of success to quitting drinking. It strikes me that these same principles can … Continue reading

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