Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Drug addiction is a physical, mental and spiritual battle nevertheless some programs use CBT to try and treat addiction. How it works: Cognitive behavioral therapy combines two types of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and behavior therapy. Cognitive behavior therapy treatment is a psychotherapy that focuses primarily on thinking and how it relates to the way a person feels and behaves. C. B. T. shows individuals that it’s their thinking which causes them to feel and act the way they do. Therefore, once a patient recognizes he or she has the power to control their own thinking ideally, one can control undesirable thoughts and replace them with more productive thinking to promote a balanced and healthier lifestyle. Cognitive-behavioral therapy emphasizes a person doesn’t have to let external things control the way they feel and act or view the world. In other types of therapy treatments the relationship between the therapist and patient is believed to be one of the main traits to CBT. Cognitive-behavioral therapy therapists value the relationship but believe that it’s more important to teach clients the ability to identify potential hazardous thinking themselves. Therapy treatments can show clients the skills necessary to practice these self-counseling techniques on their own. Some claim that cognitive-behavioral therapy has been effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Some drug rehabilitation centers incorporate a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment approach to try and help drug-addicted individuals with excessive negative thinking resulting from years of drug abuse.