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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Addiction Treatment


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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

One of the most used types of talk therapy in addiction treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT involves changing the thinking and behavior patterns causing your difficulties. It’s a short-term and goal-driven psychotherapy that is used to treat a variety of issues that often accompany drug and alcohol addiction, including anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. CBT works by changing your attitudes and behavior by concentrating on your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and how these processes relate to your behavior.  

How Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Used in Addiction Treatment?

At SoCal Detox, we integrate CBT into our programs to help our clients recognize and modify their negative thought patterns that contribute to addictive behaviors. By addressing distorted thinking, individuals can develop healthier perspectives and coping skills. CBT teaches you how your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are connected. Understanding this connection allows you to gain insight into the underlying issues contributing to your addiction and work on changing those patterns.

Who Is A Suitable Candidate For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT can be very helpful in treating individuals with drug and alcohol addictions and other mental health conditions, like depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can also be effective at helping just about anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations. 

Long-Term Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is being used in increasing numbers for addiction treatment due to its many benefits. We believe that it is an integral part of a quality addiction treatment program. Some of the benefits of using CBT in addiction treatment include:  

  • Identifying negative thought patterns and changing them
  • Learning to think positively
  • Dealing with triggers effectively
  • Improving self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Maintaining daily routines and obligations
  • Setting goals
  • Relapse prevention
  • Better understanding of how your feelings and thoughts affect your behavior

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Covered by Insurance?

At SoCal Detox, we incorporate CBT into our programs. If your medical insurance covers addiction treatment costs, the behavioral and experiential therapies we offer are part of that coverage. The exact coverage amount depends on your insurance provider and your plan. Feel free to contact one of our admissions professionals, and they will verify your insurance coverage on your behalf. 

Finding Rehab Centers Near Me That Offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Drug or alcohol addiction can create a powerful hold, often leaving you feeling hopeless, especially when your desire to quit is strong, but breaking free on your own seems impossible. Fortunately, SoCal Detox is here to support your journey to recovery. Participate in cognitive behavioral therapy as part of your detox process to understand how your thoughts and feelings influence your behavior. CBT, complemented by our range of other effective therapies, will help you acquire the skills you need for a fulfilling, drug-free life.

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