Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For Substance Abuse Recovery

Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides a way for people to address negative thought patterns during the recovery process. In cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, you will learn why these thoughts occur and how to turn them around. An important factor of CBT is learning that your emotions and actions stem from irrational thought patterns. When you act on these unreasonable thoughts, you further damage your recovery process.

 

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Therapeutic Process of CBT

The first step in cognitive-behavioral therapy is to learn how to recognize when these automatic thoughts are occurring. The goal is to catch yourself in these negative patterns. In doing so, you will then be able to make changes in your thought patterns to alter the outcome. You will work towards goals such as:

  • Dismissing insecurities and negative thoughts
  • Identifying specific problems or issues in your daily life
  • Improving communication skills
  • Using self-help tools to improve your thoughts

Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides a way for people to address negative thought patterns during the recovery process. In cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, you will learn why these thoughts occur and how to turn them around. An important factor of CBT is learning that your emotions and actions stem from irrational thought patterns. When you act on these unreasonable thoughts, you further damage your recovery process.

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Who Benefits From CBT?

CBT can be used alone or in combination with other therapies or drugs to treat a range of illnesses. This includes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual disorders

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What To Expect During CBT?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is best used during group therapy or psychotherapy. The therapist leads the individual through exercises in recognizing common unhealthy thoughts and then practice replacing those thoughts. In group therapy situations, people can talk about their thoughts amongst people who have similar ones. It helps people understand they are not as alone as they feel. 

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It is helpful to know when you or a loved one should seek treatment for addiction at an addiction treatment center. Of course, you cannot know when it’s time to seek treatment unless you know what signs to look for.
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Upon successful completion of detox, many people move into residential care. This is when people use therapies to get to the root of their problem and help them heal. This includes private psychotherapy and group therapy. We teach them new coping skills and essentially prepare them for life outside of a rehab setting.
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For some people, the next step is partial hospitalization. This is where they spend the day at our facility and partake in our therapies and groups. We continue helping them with coping skills and healing from past issues. We also work on aftercare planning for when they no longer need to be in a facility. Each night, the person goes home and each morning they are submitted to a substance screening.
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Intensive outpatient is for those who have left partial hospitalization and need a strong outpatient program. They come several times a week for group therapies, personal psychotherapy, and other support groups as needed. We also check in with them on how their new life is going and help them overcome issues that sometimes arise.
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As a participant in our outpatient program at Ethan Crossing Recovery, you will receive care while still living at home. You will be able to meet your daily responsibilities while you are receiving treatment. Ideally, you will report each day for an individual therapy program, counseling, and support. In the evening, you will return home. This helps our patients maintain a good balance of therapy and their own personal lives. It also helps them to incorporate what they are learning in therapy in the real-life situations that they face every day.
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Once people have completed our programs, we have alumni care. Support groups continue to ensure that each person has a supportive network in their lives. This may be special events or a 12-step group.
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