Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that is commonly used in the treatment of addiction. Cognitive behavioral therapy is defined as a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment.
CBT focuses on the use of a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. This type of therapy focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A therapist will actively work with a patient to uncover unhealthy patterns or thoughts and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Types of CBT which are also used in the treatment of addiction include Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
Core principles of cognitive behavioral therapy involve identifying negative or false beliefs and testing or reconstructing those beliefs. Studies have shown that CBT is an effective treatment for a number of mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help teach patients suffering from addiction how to recognize and avoid destructive behaviors. Currently, CBT is used in the treatment of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and nicotine. CBT is a therapy method that is often combined with medications and other types of therapies for the treatment of drug abuse.
At Silicon Beach Outpatient Center, we provide intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Our unique program provides clients seeking treatment for alcohol and drug addiction with a recovery program that is focused on healing the entire person. We place focus on helping clients to learn the best ways to integrate school, work, family and friends into a stable, functional, effective life.
If you or a loved one are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, please call us today at 844.415.8198. Our admissions counselors are available to help any time day.