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Since the 1960s, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been one of the most common and effective therapeutic models for treating mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Counselors using CBT integrate psychotherapy program techniques that help identify and change negative thought patterns and replace them with thoughts and behaviors that are positive and healthy. In a cognitive-behavioral therapy program like that offered at United Recovery Project’s detox center, patients and their therapists collaborate to develop therapeutic goals.
For patients going through an addiction detox program, a reasonable goal could be staying sober that first day. On the path to sobriety, sometimes you need to take it one day at a time.
Counselors use CBT techniques to help provide patients with the knowledge and tools needed to maintain a healthy and positive outlook as they move forward on the path to sober living.
Relapse prevention is an essential focus in a detox therapy program. Therapists use CBT to help educate patients about how they can anticipate “high risk” concerns. High-risk triggers can make a person want to turn to substance abuse and associated problematic behaviors. Patients must be aware of their particularly high-risk triggers to avoid them. CBT relapse prevention tactics help patients develop coping skills that can be integrated into everyday life once they return home.
CBT for relapse prevention instruction can take place in an individual or group setting. Role-play can be used to practice real-world skills that patients need to maintain sobriety. Playing out possible scenarios in the safety of a controlled environment is a way for patients to build the confidence they need to avoid relapse when faced with stress that in the past may have led to substance abuse.
In United Recovery Project’s CBT program for detox, counselors work with patients to develop goal-oriented strategies for tackling everyday problems. Strategies for changing thoughts and behaviors may include:
CBT can also be used to treat:
CBT encourages clients to consider connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. CBT counselors often suggest a set number of sessions to address a particular issue a client is working through.
It’s tempting to believe that at-home detox is an easy solution. However, medical detox has been clinically proven to be safer, more comfortable, and significantly more effective. It’s important to keep in mind the difficult and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms a person may experience during the detox process. Not only is it more comfortable, but it is safer to undergo withdrawal under medical supervision. Withdrawal symptoms may include but are not limited to:
Our highly trained staff have extensive experience with drug addiction rehab, alcohol addiction rehab, and recovery at United Recovery Project’s detox center. The luxury detox facility you’ll find with us offers a holistic approach to detox and recovery that caters to an individual’s needs.
Our detox program includes:
Contact us today to speak with a professional team member at 833.525.0166. Our staff is ready to assist you with any questions you might have about our detox program and how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can play a significant role in recovery.