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Drug and alcohol addiction creates changes in lives in many ways. One of those ways is changing thought processes and how a person interacts with people, experiences, and stresses in life. Addiction treatment therapies need to address those changes, creating steps and strategies to better manage life in a healthier way. A cognitive-behavioral therapy program may be one of the most important ways to do that. At Virtues Behavioral Health, we offer this evidence-based therapy along with other treatment options.

Reach out to Virtues Behavioral Health at 855.579.8599 to learn more.

What Is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common types of therapy used in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It is a type of evidence-based therapy. That means it has been proven to be effective at helping people to change outcomes.virtues behavioral health cognitive-behavioral therapy program cbt los angeles

This type of therapy helps a person recognize negative thoughts and inaccurate beliefs in real-time. By learning to do this, those in recovery can stop the progression to negative outcomes. For example, a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol may face stress that makes them feel worthless or hopeless. Their thought processes lead them to believe that they should continue to use substances as a result. The belief with this therapy is that by controlling negative thought processes, it may be possible to prevent poor decisions such as turning to substances.

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Aids Recovery

There are various ways this type of therapy can help. It is done while working with a therapist during an individual therapy session (though sometimes it can be done in group therapy as well). During this interaction, you’ll learn the process and, if you engage in it, may start to see the opportunities. Some of the key benefits of this type of therapy include:

  • It becomes possible to create positive thoughts again.
  • Inaccurate or improper beliefs are proven wrong, which can feel empowering.
  • CBT can help to improve self-esteem and provide confidence.
  • It teaches anger management, helping a person to use emotion for better outcomes.
  • For many, it helps improve communication skills.
  • Making it possible to cope with life around them.
  • It aids in relapse prevention.

As a type of foundation for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, CBT is likely to be one of the therapies you use. You will learn how it works and how to practice it during substance abuse treatment.

CBT Is Just One Component of a Comprehensive Treatment Program

Addiction treatment therapies like CBT are designed to teach you something. They help you learn important skills necessary to overcome addiction and rebuilding in recovery. While CBT is one of the most important, there are other types of therapy you’ll also embrace. Each one is a bit different in what they offer. Most of them teach you how to live a full life even with addiction.

Some of the other types of therapy we offer at Virtues Behavioral Health include:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Exercise therapy programs
  • Yoga therapy programs
  • Art therapy programs
  • Nutrition education and therapy
  • Family therapy programs

Our welcoming environment enables you to embrace each one of these and many other types of therapy during your time in addiction treatment programs. You’ll find that we focus on whole-body treatment – body, mind, and spirit – as a way to help you fully recover from addiction. All you have to do is to reach out to us to learn more about the therapy that’s best suited for your needs.

Reach Out to Virtues Behavioral Health Today

A cognitive-behavioral therapy program is one of the most important foundations for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. You need a comprehensive program that meets each one of your needs with respect, compassion, and innovation. Our team at Virtues Behavioral Health can help you with this. Learn more about the services we offer when you call 855.579.8599 or connect with us online.