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Interventions to restrict addictive behaviour
Biological interventions

Agonistic drugs: Site specific drugs triggering cellular activity. Many drugs act on dopamine
levels to produce high dopamine agnostics. Eg disulfiram reduces cocaine ability by reducing
the dopamine rewards are often used to create lessening withdrawal symptoms. Methadone
is also given to opiate…

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management patients are taught job finding and social skills as a form of reward for refusing

Behavioural self-control training is also based on operant conditioning which includes

Stimulus control- patients narrow the times they are allowed to give in to their
additive behaviour such as drinking just on special…

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6. Studies
Moore et al 2009 assesed the effectiveness of a range of nicotine replacement
therapies finding them effective intervention therapy in achieving sustained
abstinence for smokers who cannot and will not attempt immediate detox.
Fuller 1988 found that disiulfiram did not provide specific benefits in addressing
alcohol dependency with…


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