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16: Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Addictions and Related Disorders






This chapter presents an integrated model of care supported by evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions that facilitate lifelong recovery for individuals with substance and behavioral addictions. According to data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the use of illicit and licit psychoactive substances has been on the rise between 2002 and 2011 across most age categories and for most substances. Relapse is the recurrence or return to substance use or addictive behaviors after periods of abstinence. Co-occurring disorders is a term used to describe the simultaneous occurrence of a substance use/abuse related disorder and a non-substance-related mental health disorder based on diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM) diagnostic categories. The feeling-state therapy (FST) of behavioral and substance addictions offers an integrative theoretical framework for treating an individual with addictions. The chapter concludes with a case study that demonstrates an integrated person-centered treatment approach.