Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Modifying Attitudes and Behaviors
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was developed as a method to prevent chronic relapse when treating problem drinking, and later it was adapted for cocaine-addicted individuals. Cognitive-behavioral strategies are based on the theory that in the development of maladaptive behavioral patterns like substance and drug abuse, learning processes play a critical role. Clients in CBT learn to identify and correct problematic behaviors by applying a range of different skills that can be used to stop drug abuse and to address a range of other problems that often co-occur with it.
A central element of CBT is anticipating likely problems and enhancing clients’ self-control by helping them develop effective coping strategies. Specific techniques include exploring the positive and negative consequences of continued drug use, self-monitoring to recognize cravings early and identify situations that might put one at risk for use, and developing strategies for coping with cravings and avoiding those high-risk situations.
Research indicates that the skills individuals learn through cognitive-behavioral approaches remain after the completion of long-term treatment. Current research focuses on how to produce even more powerful effects by combining CBT with medications for drug abuse and with other types of behavioral therapies.
Actual Treatment Groups
Chemical Dependency Education– This group addresses multiple topics, derived from Hazelden™ evidence base Living in Balance™ curriculum. Living In Balance (LIB) counseling approach is designed as a practical, instructional guide for conducting group-oriented treatment sessions for persons who abuse or are addicted to drugs. This approach has been fully described in Living in Balance: A Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment and Relapse Prevention Manual (Hoffman et al. 1995). The LIB program is both a psychoeducational (PE) and an experiential treatment model.
Used to treat
- Alcohol Addiction
- Marijuana Addiction
- Synethic Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Methamphetamine Addiction
- Nicotine Addiction
- Positive and Negative Consequences of Continued Drug Use
- Self-Monitoring to Recognize Cravings Early
- Identify Situations that might put one at Risk for Use
- Developing Strategies for Coping with Cravings
- Avoiding High-Risk Situations.
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