Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits in Addiction Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a research-based treatment modality, is an effective treatment for substance abuse, relapse prevention & addiction treatment.

The basic premise of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is that the way we perceive situations influences how we feel emotionally. CBT helps patients gain a more realistic understanding of their thoughts which subsequently allows them to change their behavior. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was developed as a method to prevent relapse when treating problem drinking, and later it was adapted for cocaine-addicted individuals.

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