Aversion therapy is a behavioural technique which is no longer in general use. It was developed as a treatment for alcohol dependence. Negative reinforcement was used to suppress unwanted behaviour.
The unpleasant feelings or sensations become associated with that behaviour, and the behaviour decreases in frequency.
This treatment causes ethical problems. Some clinicians have reported that clients undergoing aversive treatment have experienced increased anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms, a worrisome increase in hostility (192).
Positive, non-aversive, behavioural-change strategies are available. If you require help and advice Counselling may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.