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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Preliminary findings suggest the application of an adapted, addiction-focused EMDR procedure, AF-EMDR therapy, may…

Background: This study examined the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of addiction-focused eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (AF-EMDR) treatment, as an add-on intervention to treatment as usual (TAU). Methods: Adult outpatients with…

Background: This study examined the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of addiction-focused eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (AF-EMDR) treatment, as an add-on intervention to treatment as usual (TAU). Methods: Adult outpatients with…

Substance abuse is the most central cause of social damage. Non-adaptive model of drug use marks in adverse problems and consequences that are addressed very sophisticatedly in the recovery process. Yet the relapse rate notably high and little focus…

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment presents a serious challenge. While there are evidence-based treatment options available, there is still a substantial group of treatment-seeking patients who do not complete regular AUD treatment. In addition,…

It became a vicious cycle and one that multiple therapists, medications, and rehab couldn’t break. Until Margo met Nancy Abel, an addiction therapist who offered her a technique that was a game changer. It’s called EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement…

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As a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, Dr. Laurel Parnell has found that many people who have suffered the effects of trauma use addictive substances or behaviors in an effort to relieve their pain. In Rewiring the…

This study is inspired by protocols applied in EMDR with children and G-TEP groups for diagnosis and therapeutic retreatment. For this reason, I allow myself to invent a protocol and apply it on adolescents or adult drug addicts in my private clinic…

Onderstaande synopsis van ons protocol bestaat uit een serie interventies (modules) gericht op diverse aspecten van (gedrags)verslaving. Het gaat daarbij niet om PTSS. Elke module is afzonderlijk inzetbaar, afhankelijk van de casusconceptualisatie,…

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Background: This study aimed to examine whether the combined use of schema therapy (ST) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can improve substance use disorder (SUD) outcomes in a sample of women with co-occurring SUD and…

In writing this article, it is important to understand that once trained in eye movement and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and brainspotting, the applications can be limitless. I have had limited trainings in both areas and am not certified in…

Background Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and comorbid PTSD. In this trial,…

This article presents the first experiences of using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to aid in the treatment of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) dependency. A case presented itself as a result of intense,…

“EMDR therapy treats trauma, and in its first two phases it prepares the sufferer to do so. So at Refuge Recovery we use our addictions expertise to guide people through stabilization and relapse prevention, helping them develop mindfulness and other…

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Life stress events (physical and emotional abuse) are relevant psychosocial risk factors for the development of Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD). TRD patients who have suffered life stress events could benefit from EMDR and obtain a more durable…

We will present the first data of a large Randomized Clinical Trial (N >100) on EMDR and addiction conducted in six Dutch outpatient addiction care centres. Patients were outpatient alcohol dependent patients without PTSD. Participants were…

Addiction is difficult to treat. An individual case conceptualization (CC) often contains multiple factors that explain in their connection the maintenance of the maladaptive behavior. Factors that can be targeted by EMDR are - among others - a) the…

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In addition to yoga, she specializes in a kind of cognitive behavioral therapy called eye movement desensitization reprocessing or EMDR. [Except]

Helping the addicted individual requires appreciating the function of the addiction in his or her life. More than a disease, is a response to a distressing life history. Once we recognize the roots of addiction and the lack it strives (in vain) to…
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