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Glossary beginning with M

Most addicts and family members seeking help or treatment, know very little in the way of unique terms and phrases connected to addiction treatment and or sobriety.
The Rehab Guide has compiled a unique addiction glossary to help those individuals learn the terms needed to understand mental health, addiction and recovery related terms.

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MHNP/NPPsearch for term

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner also known as MSN/DNP/PhDi in some states

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy "MBCT"search for term

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCTi) is a psychological therapy designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression, specifically in individuals with Major depressive disorder MDD

For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines, cognitive therapy and mindfulness.
Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.
 

Motivational Interviewing (MI)search for term

Motivational Interviewing (MI)i is a common treatment or therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior.
Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves.
Motivational Interviewing therapy is often used by therapist in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions exist with their client.
 

MSN/DNP/PhDsearch for term

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner also know as MHNP/NPPi

MTFsearch for term

Marriage and Family Therapists who obtain the MFT license or certificate have met high educational and clinical experience criteria. All states require a Master's or Doctoral degree and supervised clinical experience.
 

See also: Family / Marital Therapy
Maintenance treatment search for term

Treatmenti for opiate addiction that involves giving the addict a synthetic opiate (methadone or LAAM) to prevent the withdrawal and craving that often provoke relapse are know as Maintenance treatment

Marijuanasearch for term

Marijuanai or Cannabis are a psychoactive drug made from the leaves of the cannabis plant. It is usually smoked but can also be eaten.

MBCTsearch for term

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCTi)

For many treatment clients with chronic pain, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. 
​MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.

Morphinesearch for term

Morphinei is the most potent natural opiate compound produced by the opium poppy.

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