Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on working with clients to identify negative thought patterns and beliefs that cause destructive or detrimental behaviors. Studies have shown that the way people perceive reality can have a significant impact on their actions and overall well-being. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy empowers clients by teaching them they are capable of changing their world by changing the way they interpret it.
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Addiction
When applied to the recovery process, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has shown to be an effective way of helping clients understand the changes they need to make within themselves in order to live a sober lifestyle. A person struggling with addiction may have negative feelings about themselves and suffer from low self-esteem which can further exacerbate their addiction. They may also have a distorted perception of reality stemming from a dysfunctional upbringing. CBT addresses these harmful beliefs and allows client practice new coping skills.
For example, many clients will romanticize their drug and alcohol use, recalling only the good times. Because they forget the devastation and pain that their drug use caused, they become vulnerable to relapse. Or they may falsely believe that they need drugs to function or have fun. By teaching clients to focus on the reality of their addiction and how it caused them to hurt both the ones they loved and themselves, they can remain committed to their recovery. By pointing out the inconsistencies and lack of evidence backing harmful beliefs, clients are able to formulate new beliefs.
There is a Solution is a rehab placement service that specializes in finding people appropriate drug and alcohol treatment for their needs. The facilities in our network offer a variety of progressive therapies that utilize evidence based methods to best help their clients begin the recovery process.
The drug rehab centers we work with offer diverse treatment options and levels of care. Regardless of your needs, we can a place in a treatment center that is right for you. We work with detox clinics, inpatient treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs and sober living homes.
The biggest mistake a person can make is to wait for things to get worse. Start taking the steps that could save your life and pick up the phone today. Our caring staff is available 24/7 to take your calls and help you begin the recovery process. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.