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Treating Stimulant Addiction: The CBT Approach

A non-medical approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered the most effective treatment for stimulant addiction. This program goes inside the MATRIX Institute on Addictions, where methamphetamine and cocaine addicts attend evidence-based behavioral therapy groups as well as individual and family counseling, drug testing, and 12-step programs. Case studies include Sherri, who struggles with a serious meth addiction as well as anger at her mother; Cheryl, who used drugs to cope with the impact of childhood sexual abuse; and Eric, who says his life has gotten better and less complicated as a result of CBT. The condition known as anhedonia is an important topic. Some content may be objectionable. An HBO Production. (26 minutes)

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Treating Stimulant Addiction: Introduction
Addiction almost always starts between the ages of 18 and 25. Hear testimonials from substance abusers.