Addictive Behavior Patterns

Addictive Behavior Patterns

CARE supports individuals suffering from compulsive addictions that drive out-of-control behavior. Physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms are not required for an addiction disorder diagnosis.  Any behavior that an individual is unable to stop (such as internet gaming, eating disorders, smoking, gambling, substance, abuse, etc.) for any length of time, is compulsive in nature and creates a negative impact on a person’s mental and/or physical health. This prevents them from moving forward in their lives and requires treatment and intervention.

Through the implementation of ABA tools and techniques, these behaviors can be unlearned and redirected to the positive behavior patterns of self-care.

Through a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) detect problematic behaviors and create a specialized program focused on altering an individual’s behavior patterns.

Often, addictive behavior patterns may be a symptom of a deeper psychological issue.  Our Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) are designed to treat these negative behavior patterns, and work together with our licensed counselors to address the psychological component of the addictive behavior.  CARE’s comprehensive and collaborative approach, between psychotherapists utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and BCBA clinicians applying conditioning techniques and a reinforcement model, is specifically designed to create an effective behavioral response.