Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Banyan Stuart
When you or someone you love struggles with a substance abuse disorder, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that it is not only overcome but that there is no relapse. In order to have the best chance of long-term success, you need a Florida addiction treatment center that believes in providing its patients with a variety of resources and therapies. At Banyan Detox Stuart, one such technique we use with our patients is cognitive behavioral therapy.
How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychosocial therapy program that focuses on a one-on-one conversation between a patient and a therapist. The therapist and the patient discuss topics related to the problem they are trying to solve, in this case, addiction. During the discussion, the therapist will help the patient recognize any negative and unhealthy thought patterns surrounding their issues. With prompting from the therapist, the patient will work on breaking down the faulty logic that is fueling these harmful thoughts. The end goal of cognitive behavioral therapy for addiction is to help the patient develop more positive thought patterns surrounding their recovery as well as better coping strategies when they are challenged.
CBT for Addiction Treatment
No matter the type of substance abuse disorder, recovery comes with a series of challenges both physically and mentally, but cognitive behavioral therapy techniques can help the patient overcome some of these hurdles.
Because of withdrawal symptoms associated with drug detox and the daunting task of changing their lives completely, many recovering addicts will experience large amounts of stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients learn to better handle this stress, which allows them to focus more on their sobriety. Recovery can also lead to many negative feelings that, if left unchecked, can hinder the recovery process, but CBT for substance abuse can teach patients to manage these emotions in a healthier manner. Once patients become clean, the next biggest hurdle becomes avoiding relapse. Cognitive behavioral therapy for addiction has also proven to help patients recognize drug triggers and then better avoid them.
Along with helping recovering addicts, cognitive behavioral therapy is also used for various mental illnesses. Recovery can be a mental challenge for many recovering addicts, but for those who are looking for dual diagnosis treatment, CBT can be especially helpful. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven to help with a variety of mental health problems and can help recovering addicts who also struggle with mental illness improve in both aspects.
A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment
Cognitive behavioral therapy for substance abuse is just one piece of the puzzle to a successful recovery. In order to have the greatest chances of lasting sobriety, we believe in exposing our patients to a variety of drug and alcohol therapies that work together to create total healing. This programming includes everything from a one-on-one meeting with a trained therapist to yoga.
If you or a loved one is looking to get sober, let us help. Contact our team at 888-280-4763. You could take the first step on the journey to the rest of your life.
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