Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Addiction in Florida
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) consists of identifying negative, irrational thought patterns which affect an individual's behavior. Typically, these thought patterns play a role in the creation of an addiction. By breaking the cycle of negative thinking, we help clients discover new behaviors to substitute those that fueled their addiction. Our Florida addiction therapists employ cognitive behavioral therapy to curb old patterns and teach new ones.
CBT has several benefits when integrated into Florida drug rehab. Many of our clients have found that this type of therapy helps them engage in corrective-thinking actions. Likewise, many have found that CBT can be applied to other parts of their lives. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to an improvement in daily functioning and quality of life. Furthermore, studies show CBT is as effective as, or even more effective than other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications. For this reason, CBT is one of the top therapy strategies for clients suffering from alcoholism or drug abuse. It's safe, efficient and treats the whole person.
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The Efficacy of CBT
Research studies have shown that CBT can be an effective treatment for substance use disorder, both on its own and in tandem with other addiction treatments. CBT normally involves a number of distinct interventions like skills building and motivational interviewing. CBT is also one of the most studied forms of treatments, so there is a richness of evidence and support for its use with a range of behavioral health conditions, including alcohol and drug abuse.
In most studies, CBT has been shown highly effective when contrasted with having no other treatment at all. When compared with other treatment methods, studies have had varied findings. Some show CBT to be more effective, while others show it to be equivalent.
As with other addiction treatments, including medication assisted treatment (MAT), cognitive behavioral therapy works best when combined with other recovery efforts. This includes participation in 12-step support groups.
Advantages of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction
- Ongoing discovery
- Increased positive thought patterns
- Elevated self-esteem
- Teaches resistance to peer pressure
- Helps resume normal activities