Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction
Fighting an addiction is a challenging battle that requires the right approach to treatment. Although the best treatment approach will vary between individuals, including cognitive behavioral therapy can help improve the ability to overcome the substance. At the Freedom Treatment Center, cognitive behavioral therapy is often included in treatment because it has many benefits to substance abusers who are learning to stop taking the drugs or alcohol.
Developing Positive Thinking
A key benefit of cognitive behavioral therapy is the approach to thought processes. Since the therapy strives to identify different thoughts that lead to self-destructive behavior like substance abuse, it also has the result of developing positive thought processes.
In cognitive behavioral therapy, students at the Freedom Treatment Center are taught to recognize negative thoughts and replace those thoughts with positive alternatives. The focus on thought processes can reduce negative emotions and identify the stimulus that leads to negative thinking patterns.
Taking Treatment by Small Steps
Overcoming an addiction is not an overnight process. It takes time to fully recover from addiction and that means it is necessary to use treatment techniques that take the recovery one step at a time. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a long-term approach to healing that takes small steps based on a patient’s ability to move forward.
Since the treatment takes gradual steps, it has an impact on the ability to give up substance abuse. Recovery is taken slowly and the next step in treatment is only taken after a substance user is ready to move forward.
Increased Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
Low self-esteem and low self-confidence can contribute to substance abuse because it causes undue stress and a poor emotional state. Running away from the negative feelings and trying to cover up low self-confidence with false courage found in a drug or alcohol is a potential cause of substance abuse.
Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses self-image and takes time to work on changing that view to a positive alternative. Since the treatment works on more than just the addiction, it often has the result of improving self-esteem and increasing self-confidence by the end of a treatment program. Although it will take time, it is possible to forgive past mistakes and move forward with life.
Developing New Skills
By making changes to the thought processes, it is possible to work on developing new skills. Among the skills that a substance abuser might learn in treatment is the best way to avoid peer pressure or the temptation to abuse drugs or alcohol in the future. That skill can develop through mental preparation and practice.
Life skills that are related to thinking patterns are also learned in the treatment. By overcoming some of the past mental misconceptions, it is possible to learn new ways to accept talents. The therapy can play a role in other lessons during treatment.
Let Freedom Center Help Today
Overcoming addiction is challenging, but cognitive behavioral therapy can help. The professional staff members at the Freedom Treatment Center understand the benefits of cognitive treatments and provide options that focus on overcoming the mental challenges of an addiction.
This course is the first step for students – they learn new reading and learning comprehension skills to prepare them for the rest of their education.
Students focus on rehabilitating their ability to confront, control, and communicate – skills that are lost or distorted by addiction.
In this course students learn to break past impulsive behaviors and overcome living in the past, a vital step on the road to recovery.
Students learn to avoid harmful situations and identify positive influences in their life and circumstances.
Ethics, morals, responsibility and integrity are key to a successful recovery – our students learn these values in this course.
We help students learn how to deal with changes in their life, both positive and negative, with this course.
In our final course, students learn how to view the world through new eyes with the skills they have learned.
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