How can psychosocial interventions contribute to improving medication assisted treatment outcomes in patients with SUD?

Psychosocial and medication-based interventions can facilitate change in SUD. The effects of both approaches appear to be additive, each individually contributing to a better treatment response.
In thinking about effective behavioral interventions, essential components include building skills and emphasizing the idea that practice makes progress, introducing competing reinforcements, listening for ambivalence and helping increase change talk and helping individuals build and utilize social support. When working with patients with SUD, the cognitive behavioral formulation premises that substance use is influenced by the interaction among three factors including physical symptoms of withdrawal, cognitive processes relating to self-efficacy and motivation and current emotional state.

Access “Developing a Behavioral Treatment Protocol in Conjunction with MAT (Revised)” at: http://www.cvent.com/surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=95d9649b-d8fd-43f4-89a4-61c9a7a1a1dd

More information can be found at:
https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4795974/

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