Addiction is a dangerous mental health disorder that affects more than 40 million men and women each year. There is no cure for addiction, However, there are several behavioral therapies that are proven to be effective in treating addiction and helping men and women live sober lives. Contingency management techniques use a rewards-based system to treat substance use disorders that is very effective when combined with other types of therapy and medication. A contingency management therapy program is just one part of an effective addiction treatment that promotes lifelong, sustainable recovery.
At Crestview Recovery, we support men and women 18 and over who are struggling with an addiction to opioid pain medication, heroin, or other harmful substances. Our team of certified therapists and medical staff work together to create a tailored treatment program that addresses your needs with fewer risks of relapse and overdose. For more information about our contingency management therapy program, call 866.262.0531 or fill out our online form today, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Contingency Management Techniques
Contingency management uses a rewards-based system to motivate clients to hit weekly goals and progress through their program. It offers various incentives, such as vouchers for toiletries, food and snacks, and other items, extra time with a favorite activity, and cash prizes. As clients hit more goals, the value or size of the incentives will increase. If they fail to meet a goal, they start again with the lowest value incentive.
Therapists will use the following contingency management techniques for motivating their clients:
- Targeting positive behavior
- Setting individual and group goals
- Choosing the incentives
- Choosing the size of the reward
- Designating how often the reward is given
- Setting when the reward is given
- Setting the amount of time with the reward
At Crestview Recovery, our team uses contingency management techniques to motivate and inspire our clients toward success. Therapists and clients work together to set up individual and group goals along with the incentives they can win by hitting each one.
The Skills in Contingency Management You Will Learn
A contingency management approach to treating addiction has proven to be effective when combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication to minimize withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Some of the skills in contingency management you will learn include:
Healthy Coping Skills
Clients will develop healthy coping skills to manage their symptoms and triggers. The more they use these skills to stay sober and make healthy decisions, the easier it will be to maintain their sobriety for life.
As clients progress through the program, they will come up against various situations that test their willpower. Contingency management helps them practice self-control by incentivizing their progress.
Changing Negative Thinking Patterns
One aspect of behavioral therapy is to show clients the power they have to change their negative thinking patterns and behaviors. Therapists will work with clients one-on-one to develop their coping skills. This allows them to stop negative thinking and substitute positive, healthy thoughts.
Improved Communication Skills
Clients learn that it is OK to talk about their feelings and how to express them appropriately. In group therapy, they practice role-playing situations with their peers while therapists monitor them for any troubling behavior.
Hit your recovery goals with the help of contingency management therapy. To get started, reach out to an addiction specialist today.
Crestview Recovery: Contingency Management Therapy in Portland
At Crestview Recovery, we help young men and women from all walks of life who are struggling with addiction to alcohol, cocaine, or other substances. Our contingency management approach motivates clients with beneficial incentives that promote a healthy lifestyle. We offer a full range of treatment programs for our client’s mental health that include:
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Separate men’s and women’s rehab
- Telehealth program
- Aftercare program
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, call 866.262.0531 today to speak with our knowledgeable staff about enrolling in our addiction treatment facility.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.