One of the most worst things active addiction can do is focus the individual’s whole life around obtaining their next fix. Nothing is more heartbreaking to ABTRS than hearing someone say they didn’t care if they lived or died, as long as they had their next fix they were okay. When a person gets lost in their addiction, they no longer dream of obtaining success, they do not set short and long-term goals, and most of all, their self-esteem is crushed by the weight of their own guilt and shame.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one method that helps people overcome addiction. Effective treatment centers use CBT, which is an effective type of talk therapy, to work with patients. CBT helps patients become aware of their negative thoughts so that they can challenge their own thinking. Further, CBT helps patients know how to respond to harmful, intrusive, or destructive thoughts.
When an addiction treatment center uses CBT, therapists help their patients recognize triggers for relapse. Further, therapists can help patients understand the underlying psychological problems behind their substance use disorders. Overall, CBT is one effective counseling method that helps patients understand their addictions better.