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  • It can work in some cases...as once an aversion is created it becomes both a psyhcological and biological response. It's not used often is psychiatry due to some of the ethical concerns it creates. Here's an example of how averion therapy works: A smoker smokes X amount of cigarettes a day...then they smoke 2x those cigarettes in a very short time...they get physically ill and MAY want to never smoke again. This happens all the time in daily life. You eat a particular food and you get very ill after eating that food. You then develop an aversion to that particular food and may be repulsed by it permanently...it's a survival mechanism.

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