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Behavioural activation

Behavioural activation focuses on activity scheduling to encourage patients to approach rewarding activities as a means to overcoming symptoms of depression.

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Computer-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Computer based CBT is an acceptable and affordable method of delivering CBT. It is particularly effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression.

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Contingency management - blood borne viruses (BBV)

Contingency management programmes can be used to incentivise service users to undertake and complete testing for hepatitis B/C and HIV, and hepatitis B immunisation.

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Counselling (registered/accredited)

Counselling by a registered and accredited counsellor, exploring any difficulties, distress, dissatisfaction, or loss of a sense of direction experienced by a service user.

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Family support

Family support is a collection of therapeutic approaches aimed at supporting the family and friends of service users.

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Guided self help for common mental health problems

A method of delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety in which clients are directed to text or online resources to work through their problems.

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Injectable opioid treatment (IOT)

The prescribing of injectable opioids – most commonly injectable diamorphine or methadone – as substitute treatment for opiate (usually heroin) dependency.

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Inpatient assessment and stabilisation

High level medical assessment of severe or complex substance use, mental health, physical health and social problems, and titration and stabilisation on opioid substitute therapy.

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Keywork interventions in (phase 2) Preparation

Interventions focussed on: refining treatment goals and preparing for change.

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Keyworking

Care planning and case management activities to determine and monitor appropriate interventions, and maintain recovery momentum and safety in treatment.

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Medically assisted recovery

Covers a broad range of medical interventions that may treat or ameliorate drug dependence and associated problems.

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Mutual aid

Peer groups (most commonly 12-Step) in which members are both recipients and providers of support to achieve common goals.

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Opioid substitute treatment (OST)

The prescribing of opioid substitute medication to dependent heroin and other opiate-users as part of a package of treatment interventions including psychosocial.

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Relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniques are helpful tools for coping with stress.

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Specific physical health interventions

This involves managing specific physical health problems, these commonly include hepatitis C, wound care.

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