You may have heard of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. At Genesis Recovery and Wellness (GROW), we use CBT techniques to help our clients overcome addiction. Our caring and compassionate staff members focus on helping our clients identify and change the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that contribute to their addiction. Our programs and other support services also teach clients how to develop healthy coping mechanisms to deal with triggers and stressors. If you are struggling with addiction, we encourage you to contact us at 216.331.2998.
What Is CBT?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on helping people change their thoughts and behaviors. The goal of CBT is to improve overall mental health and well-being. Rehab specialists can use CBT techniques to treat a variety of mental health disorders, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Mental health professionals can also use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help people manage chronic pain, cope with medical conditions, and improve sleep quality. GROW uses CBT in its addiction treatment programs to help clients overcome the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that contribute to their addiction. CBT techniques are based on the premise that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. CBT techniques help people become aware of their thoughts and behaviors surrounding their addiction. Once people know these patterns, they can begin to change them. For example, someone who struggles with alcoholism may learn how to identify their triggers and develop coping mechanisms to avoid relapse.
Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Addiction Treatment
There are many benefits of CBT techniques for addiction treatment. Notably, CBT techniques help clients learn:
- How to identify and change negative thinking patterns
- How to develop healthy coping mechanisms
- How to manage triggers and stressors
However, the benefits of CBT go beyond education. Some other notable advantages include the following.
CBT techniques are widely available and can be used in various settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment facilities. These techniques can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Many online resources can help people learn CBT techniques on their own.
CBT is one of the most cost-effective options compared to other types of therapies. One study found that patients who received eight sessions of CBT spent less on healthcare costs than those who did not receive any treatment.
CBT techniques are backed by research. Studies have shown that CBT effectively treats mental health disorders, including addiction.
Treatment teams can adapt CBT techniques to each individual’s needs. This means that people can tailor their treatment to specific goals and preferences.
Improved Quality of Life
CBT techniques can also help improve the quality of life for those struggling with addiction. One study found that people who received CBT treatments for alcoholism reported improved quality of life, including increased mental and physical health and decreased psychological distress.
Increased Sobriety Rates
One study found that those who received CBT treatments for alcohol abuse were more likely to maintain sobriety than those who did not receive any treatment at all.
Reduced Relapse Rates
CBT techniques can also help reduce relapse rates. One study found that people who received CBT treatments for alcoholism were less likely to relapse than those who did not receive any treatment.
Learn More About CBT Techniques at GROW In Ohio
GROW in Ohio is a leading provider of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques for addiction treatment in Ohio. Our evidence-based approach has helped countless individuals achieve sobriety and build lasting recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, we invite you to learn more about our addiction treatment programs by giving us a call today at 216.331.2998.