In the field of addiction therapy, there are a wide variety of approaches. 12-step meetings, medication-assisted treatment, and talk therapy are all commonly used to help those in recovery build healthy coping skills and break free from the cycle of addiction. One of the most effective approaches in treating addiction is cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT. At A Better State, we incorporate CBT into our outpatient addiction treatment program to help our clients develop healthy thoughts and behaviors and learn how to cope with triggers and stressors in their everyday lives.
As just one part of our comprehensive approach to treatment, CBT can help you or a loved one heal from addiction. Lasting, sustainable sobriety is possible. If you’re looking for a cognitive-behavioral therapy program in New Hampshire, contact the A Better State team today at 781.412.1488 or connect with us online.
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on changing negative thinking patterns and unhealthy behavior. CBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. It can also be used to treat addiction.
Addiction is a behavioral disorder that is characterized by compulsive drug or alcohol use. In order to overcome addiction and maintain sobriety, it is important to address both the psychological and behavioral aspects of the disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you do just that.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on the here and now. It helps clients identify negative thinking patterns and behaviors and learn how to replace them with healthy coping skills. CBT is a short-term treatment that typically lasts for 12-16 weeks and involves regular sessions with a therapist.
What Can I Expect in a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program?
The cognitive-behavioral therapy program at A Better State is part of our comprehensive outpatient treatment programs that incorporate a variety of holistic and evidence-based approaches, like medication-assisted treatment and yoga therapy. How does CBT fit in? First, you’ll meet with a therapist to discuss your goals for treatment. Together, you’ll identify negative thinking patterns and behaviors that are keeping you stuck in the cycle of addiction. You’ll also learn how to identify triggers and stressors in your everyday life. Then, you’ll work on developing healthy coping skills to manage these triggers and stressors. Throughout treatment, you’ll continue to meet with your therapist to track your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
The benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy are many. CBT can help you or a loved one:
- Address the root causes of addiction
- Overcome negative thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Heal from addiction and build a foundation for lasting sobriety
If you’re looking for a cognitive-behavioral therapy program in New Hampshire, contact the A Better State team today at 781.412.1488 or connect with us online. We offer a variety of outpatient treatment programs that incorporate CBT, and we’d be happy to help you find the right one for you.
Customized Outpatient Addiction Treatment at A Better State
We know that addiction treatment can’t be one-size-fits-all. While CBT is an effective treatment for many, it may not be the best approach for everyone in recovery. That’s why we offer a variety of outpatient addiction treatment programs that incorporate therapies like dialectical behavior therapy, trauma therapy, and even meditation.
Our team at A Better State is dedicated to helping you or your loved one find the right treatment program and achieve lasting sobriety. Reach out to the A Better State team today at 781.412.1488 or connect with us online to learn more about our cognitive-behavioral therapy program or any of our other outpatient treatment programs.