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Moral reconation therapy (MRT®) is a behavioral therapy created to reduce the likelihood of someone returning to drug or alcohol abuse. The original use of MRT® was with individuals in the criminal justice system who had histories of substance use disorders (SUD). Within this population, MRT® focused on the moral components of SUD and the consequences associated with it, such as incarceration. The ultimate goal of MRT® was to prevent the re-offense of drug-related crime. Recently, MRT® has been recognized as an evidence-based therapy, and its use has been incorporated into mental health treatment therapy programs.

Harmony Hills is a Florida treatment center providing a full range of comprehensive mental health and co-occurring disorders. We are proud to include MRT® among the many evidence-based therapies proven to help individuals overcome their symptoms to live a healthy and productive life in recovery. Contact us at 855.494.0357 to see if you or your loved one can benefit from MRT®.

moral reconation therapy What to Expect From a Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®) Program

Like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), MRT® aims to change the thought processes and decision-making associated with substance use disorders and undesirable behavior. MRT® utilizes various psychological practices to help identify self-centered beliefs and behaviors and improve moral reasoning and personal growth.

A moral reconation therapy program includes individual and group counseling, structured group activities, and homework. MRT®-trained therapists will guide you through a workbook that breaks down treatment into 16 steps focused on seven specific treatment issues, which are:

  1. Assessing your current relationships
  2. Confronting negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors
  3. Reducing self-destructive tendencies and increasing frustration tolerance
  4. Constructing a positive identity
  5. Reinforcing health habits and behaviors
  6. Increasing development of moral reasoning
  7. Building a healthy self-concept

Group sessions typically occur once or twice per week for three to six months. MRT® therapists work with you in individual sessions until you complete the workbook, which generally takes 24 to 36 sessions.

Who Can Benefit From Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®)?

Moral Reconation Therapy was developed in 1985 by Dr. Gregory Little and Dr. Kenneth Robinson. The first MRT® programs quickly yielded positive outcomes, and other programs were implemented nationwide. MRT® was credited as an evidence-based therapy in 2008, meaning that numerous studies proved its effectiveness. Today, MRT® is utilized in all 50 states and nine countries across the globe. MRT® use has been adopted in numerous highly accredited mental health and substance use disorder programs where it is used as part of a comprehensive, integrated approach to treating and teaching:

  • Veterans
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills

As a holistic approach, MRT® centers on treating the whole person morally, socially, and behaviorally. MRT® is highly effective for treatment-resistant clients. Too often, people give up on trying to get better when they have tried numerous treatment programs and not maintained a healthy recovery. MRT® is ideal for these individuals and offers new hope for a better future.

Reach Out to Harmony Hills for a Moral Reconation Therapy Program in Florida

At Harmony Hills, our serene 80-acre rural campus provides the perfect environment to escape the stressors of everyday life to receive the mental health care you deserve. We provide an array of evidence-based, holistic treatment for mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Co-occurring disorders

Harmony Hills is committed to improving the lives of our clients and their families through the most current, science-based, integrative treatment approaches like moral reconation therapy in a safe, compassionate, supportive, and healing environment.

If you or your loved one is ready to overcome the challenges of a mental health disorder or dual diagnosis, reach out to the Harmony Hills team today. Take the first step to recovery by calling 855.494.0357. Our team is available around the clock.