Cue Extinction
 
Cue Extinction can help weaken the craving for drugs that clients may experience in response to certain situations and stimuli. It can be used effectively in combination with RTSH. Cue Extinction is a relapse prevention technique that can help weaken the craving for drugs that clients may experience in response to certain situations and stimuli. It can be used effectively in combination with RTSH. Cue Extinction can help clients reduce their craving for drugs, even when confronted with the situations that triggered the urge in the past.

GOAL:
The purpose of this training is to enhance the clinical competency of drug treatment professionals by training them to integrate Cue Extinction techniques into an overall program of relapse prevention. Cue Extinction is a treatment approach based on traditional learning and behavioral modification theories that has been empirically tested and, when incorporated into a comprehensive relapse prevention program, has been found to be effective in supporting clients to maintain recovery.

OBJECTIVES:
Participants will be able to:
  • Explain the elements of conditioning and conditioned response in relation to drug addiction and recovery
  • Assist a client to identify key triggers that might induce drug craving
  • Identify and describe six Cue Extinction tools
  • Demonstrate the correct use of the Coping with Craving (CWC) Rating Scale
  • Employ six Cue Extinction tools in a clinical setting
  • Anticipate potential problems that could arise in a Cue Extinction counseling session and suggest ways for dealing with those problems
  • Incorporate Cue Extinction techniques into their counseling regimen
 

Thomas H. Coyne, Ed.D, LCSW was one of the original contributors to the development of the NIDA Research Dissemination and Application (RDA) packages also known as Technology Transfer Packages (TTP). He was also part of the original training team disseminating these strategies around the country in 1993. He later became the Master Trainer and lead consultant during NIDA's Training of Trainers initiative to disseminate these packages to the field. Dr. Coyne continues to provide trainings on these two proven and effective relapse prevention approaches. He is the most experienced trainer in the country, and has been delivering these workshops nationally for the past seventeen years. These trainings equip participants with proven and effective recovery methods to assist their clients in developing coping techniques to stay drug and alcohol free.

 
 
Evidence Based - Proven Effective - Designed for Transfer