The Gold Standard
Cognitive behavioral therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of addiction, but it is also helpful for the resolution of several other mental health concerns. CBT is helpful for addressing the emotional challenges of co-occurring conditions like…
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Sleep problems
CBT may be done one-on-one or in a group setting with peers or family members. It often involves learning and practicing techniques like coping, resilience, relaxation, stress management, and assertiveness.
What to Expect
During a CBT session, your therapist will encourage you to talk about your feelings, as well as specific problems you would like help with. Cognitive behavioral therapy uses a goal-oriented approach. Often, the tools you learn in a session will be turned into assignments for you to take away; with practice, you will develop keen insight to your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. This awareness helps you to identify negative or inaccurate thinking and replace it with the positive coping mechanisms you learn in treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Treatment
CBT is lifechanging for those in recovery. It helps you to dismiss the insecurities and false beliefs that lead to substance use. Additionally, your therapist will equip you with powerful self-help tools to improve your mood and resist triggers after treatment has concluded. Finally, CBT helps people to understand and communicate their emotions more effectively.
When an addicted person understands why they are feeling or behaving a certain way, they are able to change their actions and overcome their addiction.
Your Partner in Recovery
At South Miami Recovery, we understand how challenging it can be to seek help for addiction. Our flexible outpatient programming fits your busy schedule, meaning that you can begin to recover without entering an inpatient program. To learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy and our other modalities, please contact our admissions team.