.Dr. Aaron Beck, a psychiatrist who was fascinated by the links between thoughts and behavior, developed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in the 1960s. By focusing on the thought process, he was able to recognize how thinking affects feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. CBT has been proven effective in mental health therapies, including addiction treatment. Specialized professional therapists and psychiatrists whose expertise is addiction are able to use a cognitive-behavioral therapy program to help people with substance use disorders (SUDs) change their lives.
If you are curious if CBT for addiction recovery may work for you or someone you love, reach out to Apex Recovery Nashville to learn more. We will connect you with a member of our highly trained and caring staff who can discuss the value of CBT for addiction treatment, how it works, and what your options are—including inpatient or outpatient rehab, women’s or men’s treatment, and more. Our online form is easy to use, or you can call 615.703.4639. Either way, you will speak to someone who can help.
CBT Is Based on Brain Science
More people are recognizing how emotions, beliefs, and thoughts are interconnected and how they affect behaviors and influence outcomes. The science of the brain has confirmed the idea that Dr. Beck turned into the foundation of CBT.
The neuroplasticity of the brain means that it can change. Over time, the structures within the brain can become altered, whether due to addiction and the effects of drugs or due to effective treatments such as CBT, which is based on evidence and what science understands about the plasticity of the brain.
CBT is very effective for treating numerous conditions that range from anxiety and PTSD to addiction. CBT can be used to address co-occurring disorders so that a mental health condition and addiction are treated simultaneously in a coordinated approach.
In programs that use CBT for addiction treatment, real change can happen in a relatively short period of time by anchoring the treatment plan in proven science and a person-centered philosophy.
The Fundamentals of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction
CBT creates the opportunity for individuals to bring about meaningful changes in their quest for addiction recovery. Cognitive-behavioral therapy:
- Is goal-oriented, with specific focus on identifying and transforming false, damaging beliefs and harmful thoughts
- Emphasizes the now and helps eliminate dread, remorse, and fear, all of which result from focusing on what is past or what has yet to come and which bring about reactive, non-productive actions and behaviors such as drug abuse
- Brings about transformation in thoughts, feelings, behavior, and even mood—which can help with depression and other co-occurring mood disorders
- Is effective in both individual therapy and group therapy
- Helps you recognize and manage triggers and reduce your risk of relapse
If you are suffering from the disease of addiction, you can unlearn self-destructive habits and ideas about yourself. CBT can help you replace them with a healthier outlook, faith in yourself, and new ways of being.
Discover Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction at Apex Recovery Nashville
Apex Recovery Nashville offers cognitive-behavioral therapy, in addition to other evidence-based therapies, in a safe and comfortable setting. Our goal is to achieve clinical excellence in the provision of treatment that meets the necessary level of intensity based on a client’s addiction and mental health history.
CBT is proven to be an effective treatment for a range of addictions as well as in dual diagnosis treatment. Learn how we can help you using this evidence-based therapy or one of our many other proven therapy modalities, including holistic treatments such as acupuncture or hypnosis therapy. Reach out today via online form or phone. Our number is 615.703.4639. Either way, you will reach the right person to answer your questions.