What is Evidence-Based Therapy?

Evidence-based therapy (EBT) refers to the demonstrated effectiveness of various treatment approaches for substance use disorders. It is called “evidence-based” because the practices have been proven to have consistently high success rates that are validated by scientific findings in multiple studies. It is broken down into two categories: pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies. This definition is constantly revised as new research development is always underway.


In pharmacotherapy, addictionologists utilize pharmaceutical drugs to treat opioid, tobacco and alcohol addiction. Examples of pharmacotherapy include the use of suboxone, acamprosate, disulfiram, vivitrol, and Naltrexone tablets. Our addiction psychiatrists use non-narcotic medicine to treat substance abuse addiction.

Behavioral Therapies

The primary approach of behavioral therapy is to use incentives to modify behaviors and attitudes related to substance abuse. These result in better stress management, refined life skills, and improved control over responses to environmental stimuli that prompt cravings for drug and alcohol abuse. Behavioral therapies include the following:

Non-Narcotic Approach for Evidence-Based Therapy

Narcotic medicine has been known to cause addiction, especially narcotic (opioid) analgesics. To avoid addiction to prescription medication, New Method Wellness uses non-narcotic medicine and holistic approaches to treat dual diagnosis disorders. Nature’s way of healing the mind, body, and spirit can be just as potent, and we effectively intertwine clinically proven evidence-based practices with holistic therapy to deliver you the best outcome possible.

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