Substance Abuse Disorders
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is an eight-week program developed by the University of Washington. Modeled after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression and mindfulness-based stress reduction, MBRP tackles the very roots of addictive behavior by targeting two of the main predictors of relapse: negative emotions and cravings. Treatment centers, prisons, and Veterans Affairs centers across the country have implemented the program. A 2014 study published in JAMA Psychiatry found those in MBRP programs for substance use and heavy drinking experienced a significantly lower risk of relapse.
Matrix is an integrative model of treatment. It combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Contingency Management. The model teaches clients to analyze events and change thoughts, behaviors and lifestyle related to alcohol and other drug use. This approach creates explicit structure and expectations by creating the following experiences: