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Aversion Therapy
psychological treatments for substance abuse

Aversion Therapy is based on behaviourist principles Uses classical conditioning (learning takes
place by creating associations between
that occur in the same environment, which
was demonstrated by Pavlov's dogs and
Description of Aversion Therapy The drink or cigarette is paired…

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active role in their treatment as well as learning to cope with triggers
social norms
Combination of therapies is found to be most effective A multi modal approach offers both
emotional and psychological treatment,
which cannot be delivered by one therapy


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