Importance of Behavioural Support

Last activity on July 22, 2024

Importance of Behavioural Support

Practitioners must be aware that although pharmacological support is important, so too is the addition of behavioural support.

Receiving a combination of both treatments and behavioural support can make a client 3X more likely to quit than if completely unaided (cold-turkey).

Practitioners must work with the client throughout their quit attempt to prepare and plan for any high-risk scenarios which may cause a lapse, and work on possible coping strategies in order to deal with these.

Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs) can be utilised at every session to increase motivation to quit:

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