It can be hard to stop addiction, alcoholism and anxiety related conditions such as agoraphobia and BFRBs. Behavior is often hard to explain, and harder still to modify. Some heartfelt encouragement and a show of trust, often motivates people to make smart changes.
This article discusses the use of rewards for recovery from addiction, hair pulling, OCD and self harm as well as body focused repetitive behaviors like trichotillomania, dermatillomania, nail-biting, skin picking, cheek chewing, lip picking etc.
Reassuring research reveals that addiction and countless conditions of this nature have all shown significant reduction when rewarded consistently over a period of longer than a month.
Most of us naturally reward certain people by buying them little gifts when they reach milestones in their lives, but do we buy things for ourselves?
Studies show that reward works for addiction and behavioural change. Show your faith in your friend, family member, or yourself, by buying a STARTER REWARD: Space out small rewards along the path to freedom from unwanted behaviors.
The Advent Calendar Reward Technique
Make an Advent Calendar for recovery from alcohol, addictions and BFRBs, with pictures of the rewards you will buy for reaching specific goals.
The Parcel Reward Technique
Wrap up a present for 10 days alcohol or BFRB free – use ten layers or wrapping paper and remove one layer each ritual free day. You can add smaller gifts between each layer, as you might do with a pass-the-parcel.
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