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Category: Substance Use Disorders

CBT for Substance Use During the COVID-19 Crisis: Part 2

In Part 2, Dr. Allen R. Miller, Director of CBT Programs, describes over twenty CBT techniques to use when working with people on recovery issues during the COVID-19 Crisis. As social isolation rules are relaxed and people working on recovery re-enter social situations, they are likely to encounter three major challenges – new urges to use drugs of choice, difficulty reigniting motivation, and new challenges in exchanges with other people. Different CBT…
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“Hey doc, are you in recovery too?”

Patients sometimes express curiosity about their therapists by asking them personal questions. When treating patients who suffer from alcohol and other substance use disorders, it is not uncommon for therapists to be on the receiving end of questions such as, “Are you in recovery too?” or “Have you ever used [insert name of substance]?” or “Haven’t you ever binge-drank?”

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