We don't have magic pills. We only offer what is based on modern scientific concepts about addiction and psychotherapeutic practices confirmed by clinical researches. We tell you what we have under the hood.

Transteoretical model of behavioral change (TTM)

A universal model of behavioral changes from five stages, which became the basis of Sober One, you can read in section Behavior Change. Knowing where you are at the stage of change, you can start the right processes and move on to the next one.

Motivational interviewing (MI)

In 80-90 William Miller and Stephen Rollnik developed a system of rules for consulting people with chemical dependence. From these rules grew a whole direction, helping addicts to overcome the ambivalent to alcohol and take right actions. 200 randomized studies have been published, proving the effectiveness of MI in overcoming psychological barriers to behavioral change.

Contingency management (CM)

In acquiring new habits and getting rid of old ones. CM is a behavioral strategy and tactic that uses constant positive reinforcements to reduce the risk of disruption in the first weeks and months of sobriety, when patterns of alcohol consumption are active. Positive reinforcement is a great way to train oneself and learn alternative, non-addictive behaviors.

Relapse prevention (RP)

Terence Gorsky is a clinical psychologist who has had problems with alcohol himself. He found a way to prevent a realpse by monitoring a number of physiological and psychological symptoms. Gorski called them "signs of the realpse". These may be a propensity for isolation, loss of appetite, manifestation of depression - in total Gorsky identified 51 signs. By checking this list, you can detect the approaching relapse and avoid it. A recent follow-up study has shown the validity and predictive value of these features.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

The general name of psychotherapeutic approaches that allow to change behavior, emotions and moods, working with the thoughts and deep beliefs of the person. CBT is used in the treatment of addictive conditions, depression, anxiety, phobias and correcting other problem behavior.

Skills in Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT's founder, Marsha Linehan, created a skills system to develop awareness, stress resistance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT helps to form new flexible patterns of thinking instead of dividing the world into black and white, develops awareness (attention to the present) and an invaluable attitude towards yourself, the world and others.

Elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The direction included in the so-called "Third wave of CBT". According to AST, persistent attempts to get rid of anxiety, obsessions and other unpleasant states often only exacerbate them, making them suffer more. ACT methods develop psychological flexibility and teach them to accept themselves, to distance themselves from painful thoughts and feelings, to articulate their life values and so on. These skills help to deal more effectively with different life situations every day.

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)

Almost everyone is familiar with the situation when you replay the same thoughts and experiences in your head over and over again. The MCT allows you to interrupt this spontaneous cycle by acting at the level of metacognition — what you think about what you think.

Practical experience

In addition to the theoretical basis, our program is based on 17 years of work with addicts in drug treatment clinics, rehabilitation centers, in group and individual therapy. And three years of field research of rehabilitation practices in rehabilitation centers. We have studied well the successful therapeutic journeys of hundreds of people and understand the basic principles of addict recovery.

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