The Addictive Template Model

The Addictive Template Model (ATM) of addiction therapy is a breakthrough in the treatment for almost all addictions. By accessing and eliminating the addictive template or "blueprint" of addictions, there is no longer a basis for craving, relapses, or the continued activation of the brain's addictive neural circuit. ATM facilitates rapid and long-term elimination of addictive craving and relapses. Since the ATM facilitates changes in attachment disorders that are largely responsible for relationship dysfunction

and emotional regulation, it impacts people at a deeper level than conventional methods.

Conditions, such as trauma and addictions, operate in parts of the brain that are implicit and usually unavailable to conscious, verbal interventions. In order to change these parts of the brain, methods that can access non-declarative memory and survival circuits of the brain and change them are optimal. Most addiction treatment focuses on the consequences of addiction, not the causes. Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®) is an attachment based interpersonal method whose outcomes are accelerated by precise visual brain stimulation. Because ETT® can target and change these brain circuits, emotional distress can be alleviated in seconds, physical pain can be reduced in minutes, and addictions can change rapidly.

The Addictive Template Model uses ETT® in a comprehensive addiction treatment that also includes a means to treat co-occurring disorders as well. ETT® uses the principle of memory reconsolidation to produce long-term resolutions of psychological conditions. This means that depression, trauma, anxiety disorders, and addiction can often be relieved long-term within a brief series of sessions.

This addiction treatment program can apply these principles to the following types of addictions:

  • Legal substances like alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, over-the-counter drugs, sugar, etc.

  • Prescription drugs like pain medication, sleep medication, anti-anxiety medication, etc.

  • Illicit drugs like marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.

  • Behavioral or "process" addictions like gambling addiction, sex addiction, "love" addiction, video gaming addiction, etc.

This method has been tested in over a hundred trials by mental health clinicians, and rigorous research is on the way in 2016.

How to become certified

You must take five courses in order to be certified to use the comprehensive ATM for addiction and co-occurring disorders. The first course focuses on using two extraordinary techniques of the ETT® method. The second ETT® course focuses on using two more powerful ETT® techniques. The third course is focused on applying this method to co-occurring disorders like PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders and others. The fourth course focuses on application of the treatment principles to a variety of types of addictions. This training involves four three-day trainings and one two-day training. The last course is designed for each student to demonstrate his or her skill in using the Addictive Template Model in order to be certified.

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