Why Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help You Overcome Drugs & Alcohol?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a major component in substance abuse treatment within our network of recovery addiction treatment centers. The foundation of this treatment method has been developed and perfected by some of the greatest minds in psychology. Proven to be an effective tool in treating drug and alcohol addictions, our network utilizes this treatment method as a strong foundation to long term recovery.
CBT focuses on positive thought patterns, attitudes, and beliefs about one’s self. Drug abuse tends to put the patient in a negative mind space that breeds negative thoughts, intensifies feelings of guilt and shame, and encourages suicidal tendencies. There is potential in everyone that walks through a facility’s doors and bestowing the knowledge of CBT therapy can redirect the patient’s mind toward positive thinking and long term goal setting.
Having a positive mindset about yourself and your recovery will help you through the hard times. CBT provides procedures for adopting healthy coping mechanisms and handling stressful situations like cravings, triggers, and depression.
By educating people about the psychology of addiction and identifying triggers that could cause relapse, the patient is given the tools to maintain sobriety throughout his or her entire life.
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Main Concepts of CBT
A Better Today Recovery Services understands that you may not know what to expect in your therapy sessions. This uncertainty may even cause you to clam up and refuse to share. Know that anything said to master’s level therapists are protected by HIPAA Laws. Therapists at effective treatment centers take this part of treating patients seriously and understand that when you are ready to let the mental healing begin, we are ready to help you find mental peace.
Comprehensive Functional Analysis: Properly diagnosing a patient’s co-occurring psychological problems and the severity of his or her addiction is an effective treatment centers’ first step. This process helps tailor the treatment plan for each patient. Addiction affects everyone differently, getting to the root of the problem is where the real healing begins.
Developing Coping Skills: The patient needs to learn healthy coping mechanisms for moments of crisis and everyday stressors. Situations like a stressful day at work, a car breaking down and family reunions can trigger someone to use and abuse drugs or alcohol. ABTRS will provide you with lifelong solutions; we encourage long-lasting treatment methods that patients can practice every day.
Relapse Prevention: Many patients who are eight months, or even two years sober, share their innate fear of relapsing. From the nightmares of using that feel all too real to seeing the drug store they use to get their drug of choice, relapse can feel like a haunting presence. Practicing and learning methods that provide confidence and strength is important. To make mistakes is only human and relapse should not come with guilt or shame, but room for growth and learning. Effective programs will help you feel confident in what you learned from drug and alcohol treatment programs.
Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Have Long-Term Benefits for Long Lasting Sobriety?
How do positive thinking and healthy coping mechanisms keep you from abusing drugs or alcohol? Depending on the depth of your addiction you may have experienced the following:
Your friends and family wish the best for you and they know your best is not stuck in the downward spiral of addiction. Training your mind in treatment to think positively about your life and yourself will motivate you to be more than just a drug abuser.
Many treatment center graduates go back to school to receive their GED and learn to be nurses, counselors, or pursue their skills to find a better job that encourages growth. Sometimes it takes believing in yourself and your path in recovery that fills your life with meaning. Drug and alcohol rehab can help you see the good inside of you, discover your interests, and guide you in a direction that has you waking with a smile.
We will connect you with comprehensive care that is patient-focused and that focuses on the whole problem.
Many people use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate and avoid the problems that they are facing in life. Providing education about addiction gives people power over their cravings and the confidence to rise above them. CBT is one of the many tools used in providing comprehensive care.
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