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Background: Addiction constitutes a major public health problem, and despite treatment, relapse rates remain very high. Preliminary findings suggest that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, may…

Background: Psychological trauma has a strong negative impact on the onset, course and prognosis of substance use disorders (SUD). Few trauma-oriented treatment approaches have been trialed, but preliminary evidence exists of the efficacy of Eye…

Within our field, the term “addiction” has been used to describe not only chemical dependence but also entrenched, selfdefeating behavior patterns. Either type of addiction may develop in the context of traumatic experience. An impulse to engage in…

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Silke Voglemann-Sine, Ph.D., and Larry Sine, Ph.D., are developing a research design for addictions to be presented at the 1996 EMDR International Conference in Denver this June. This research project will cover a broad range pf substnace addictions…

This workshop addresses the application of standard and modified EMDR treatment protocols to addictive and compulsive behaviors including substance abuse/dependence, overeating, smoking, love addiction. Individuals with addictive and compulsive…

The purpose of this document is to act as a training manual for those clinicians that work with addictive populations and that have completed already completed EMDR level 1 and 2 trainings. Previous research on EMDR has focused on its usefulness for…

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches (BHOPB) is a residential alcoholism and drug abuse treatment facility in Lake Worth, Florida. The desire to provide the best possible treatment for our patients has led us to seek innovative treatment…

Background and objectives: Experimental research suggests that working memory (WM) taxation reduces craving momentarily. Using a modified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) procedure, prolonged reductions in craving and relapse…

This presentation will describe how principles and methods of Buddhist psychology, when studied and utilized on their own and when integrated with the standard EMDR therapy protocol along with addiction protocols from the last 30 years of EMDR theory…

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Thirty years of addiction research have provided sufficient evidence for the crucial role of memory in drug dependency. The addiction memory (AM) serves as a useful concept for obsessive-compulsive craving to be seen in drug addicted patients…

Cette année, les commentaires de la toxicomanie met en évidence cinq aspects, dans une perspective bio-psycho-sociale: (1) La relation entre la méthadone et de cardiotoxicité. (2) L'introduction de la désensibilisation des mouvements oculaires et…

Craving vormt de kern van instandhouding van verslaving en mentale beeldvorming behelst een groot deel van craving. In dit onderzoek werd craving naar voedsel opgewekt door de mentale beeldvorming van het favoriete voedsel. Het effect van…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. During this treatment, patients recall traumatic memories while making horizontal eye movements (EM). Studies have shown that EM not…

Summary of A. J. Popky's standard DeTUR (Desensitization of Triggers and Urges) protocol by Susan Brown.

This prootcol has been used effectively by EMDR therapists over the years in dealing with a wide range of addictions and behaviors, including substances, eating, gambling, sex, etc. This presentation will consist of didactic, visuals, demonstrations…

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The Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR) model and the theories involved are based on experience from personal client observation and anecdotal reports received from other therapists using this same protocol. It is an eclectic…

DeTUR™: An Urge Reduction Protocol in Dealing with Addictions and Dysfunctional Behaviors. This protocol has been used effectively by EMDR therapists over the years in dealing with a wide range of addictions and behaviors, including substances,…

Provides information on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), a single-session cure for post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions and phobias. Invention of EMDR; Details of an EMDR therapy; Controversy surrounding the…

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One way of thinking about procrastination is to regard it as a form of addiction; an addiction to putting things off. As with other addictive patterns, the client will choose a short-term gratification (i.e., of delay and avoidance) instead of going…

Substance abuse is always a challenge for the therapist. Substance abuse and its sequelae often mean intense suffering for the individual and huge costs for society. Established treatment modalities, as good as they are, lack effectiveness. Recent…

In this presentation we will briefly summarize research on the role of eye movements (EM) in negative, positive and neutral images. We will discuss the results in light of the working memory hypothesis and discuss important clinical implications. EM…

In this presentation we will briefly summarize research on the role of eye movements (EM) in negative, positive and neutral images. We will discuss the results in light of the working memory hypothesis and discuss important clinical implications. EM…

Research has shown that EMDR may be utilized to assist with recovery from chemical and process addictions. The challenges with this population can be daunting, and for many years EMDR therapists were encouraged to wait to do any trauma work until the…

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Several international studies demonstrate that the problem of drug-addiction seems to be very often correlated with complex trauma in early childhood and youth. Such as the results of the „Adverse Childhood Experiences“ study (Felitti et al., 2000)…

This workshop will focus on the uses of EMDR with addiction issues. After briefly reviewing Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change Model, participants will learn about different protocols used with addiction as well as applications of…

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Participants will be able to: 1) explain addictive brain process; 2) list two client readiness safety issues; 3) list two client resources for Resource Installation with addictions; 4) know standard and addictive EMDR protocol; 5) describe one…

Participants will be able to explain the addictive brain process in relationship to EMDR treatment goals, list client readiness safety factors, and list appropriate client resources for R.I. They will learn appropriate NC & PC for Addictive…

Substance abuse and its sequels often mean intense suffering for the individual and huge costs for society. Established treatment modalities, as good as they are, lack effectiveness. Comorbid PTST with substance abusers is more the rule, than the…

In my experience, EMDR is the fastest, most effective and least intrusive way to help clients release trauma, regardless of whether it stems from childhood abuse, sexual abuse or assault, accidents, disasters or combat, and regardless of whether it…

Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass wir im Laufe unseres Lebens einem oder mehreren traumatisierenden Ereignissen ausgesetzt sind, ist relativ hoch: Die Lebenszeitprävalenzen von traumatischen Ereignissen und einer posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung…

There have been suggestions in the literature since 1994 that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may serve as an effective adjunct to the addiction treatment process; however, follow-up research in this area has been limited. This…

Journal of Chemical Dependency Treatment Series EMDR offers so much promise and great challenges to addiction treatment providers. It is a powerful tool for trauma resolution, but it must be carefully integrated into addiction treatment.…

The comorbidity of PTSD and substance abuse provides sufficient reason for treating patients, who are addicted, with EMDR while focusing on the PTSD diagnosis. However, there are several pathways leading to addiction, and PTSD is only one of them.…

This paper discusses the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in addictions providing two case studies. Addictions have become a major public health problem impacting millions of individuals and their families. Although the…

I guide you through this chapter as a woman in long-term recovery from drug addiction, alcoholism and co-dependency, a journey that began in 2002. Being public about my recovery as a professional exposes me to constant criticism from many of my…

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The comorbidity of PTSD and substance abuse gives sufficient reason to treat patients who are addicted with EMDR targeting the traumatic memories, which drive the comorbid PTSD. However, there are several pathways leading to addiction and PTSD is…

Alcohol afhankelijkheid en haar gevolg op betekenen vaak intens lijden voor het individu en enorme kosten voor de samenleving. Gevestigde behandelmethoden, zo goed als ze zijn, gebrek aan effectiviteit. Uit recent onderzoek op het gebied van de…

This workshop is aimed at Level II EMDR trained clinicians working with chemical dependency who may be interested in participating in a pilot multisite research study. Data collected at various sites will be pooled and statistically analyzed by Dr.…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A relatively small but growing body of literature indicates that EMDR may be an…

We have found that the treatment protocol outlined below has been very helpful in our work with clients suffering from substance abuse or dependence.

The co-occurrence of PTSD and of substance use disorder (SD) is known to be very high. However the question of whether and how to treat such patients remains largely unanswered in the EMDR community. We report on two cases of EMDR-based treatment of…

A growing body of literature indicates that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) can be useful in the treatment of addictions. When combined with traditional addictions treatment approaches, EMDR can enhance client stability, prevent…
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