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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Skills Based Psychological Approach for Personal Competence - Applied to Addictive Behavior Change

The below psychological journal article has been written for professionals and may seem rather technical. Nevertheless, Acceptance Commitment Therapy pioneer, professor Kelly Wilson, paves a clear path through some of the critical distinctions between traditional "rehabilitation" (12 Step based) addiction treatment and the profoundly useful contributions supported by well designed empirical research in behavior analysis and clinical psychology. I am clearly an enthusiastic proponent of cognitive behavioral psychology, and many of my fondest biases are revealed through the well founded research described below. I have long practiced as an ACT therapist, and hope you will savor this model as much as I . . . Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Volume 18, Number 4, Winter 2000

Exploring ACT & 12 Step Treatment of Abuse and Addiction.

An Excellent Article: Search and Dowload On Line Kelly G. Wilson University of Mississippi Steven C. Hayes Michelle R. Byrd University of Nevada ABSTRACT: Behavioral science research has appeared to conflict with the 12-step treatment approach, which is the prevalent practice in the treatment of addictions in the United States. Compatibilities between 12-step and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a contextual behavioral treatment, are explored with the aim of reducing this friction and better serving consumers. DISSEMINATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES A wide variety of treatments for substance abuse have been developed. The list of treatments that have been studied in controlled trials includes cognitive-behavioral and behavioral treatments for various types of addiction, such as behavior therapy for cocaine abuse (Higgins et al., 1993); relapse prevention (e.g., Carroll et al., 1994; Moser & Annis, 1996); cue exposure (e.g., Drummond & Gautier, 1994), motivational interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 1991); aversion therapy (e.g., Cannon & Baker, 1981); and social skills training (Chaney, 1989). And recently, results of Project Match suggest that 12-step facilitation may be as effective as motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment of alcoholism (Project Match Research Group, 1997). Preparation of this manuscript was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Why It Is Critical to Understand Thinking and Feeling: An Analysis and Application to Drug Abuse
A Preliminary Trial of Twelve-Step Facilitation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy With Polysubstance-Abusing Methadone-Maintained Opiate Addicts Research Studies :: ACT Therapy and Addiction
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