Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps individuals understand the relationship between their thought processes, behaviors, and emotional state.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a skill-oriented therapy that helps patients learn how to engage in more adaptive thinking, which in turn leads to healthier behaviors. It also helps patients understand how life experiences contribute to their view of themselves, others, and the world. These experiences keep individuals engaged in destructive patterns that can be identified.
Thinking may also be distorted due to depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric issues, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides skills for patients to recognize inaccuracies in thoughts and beliefs.
Patients learn to recognize, manage, and change thoughts that typically lead to destructive behaviors. As therapists who specialize in addiction, we have seen the benefits due to the practical nature of the skills that are learned with this form of therapy.
These skills have helped patients prevent future relapses and manage underlying psychiatric disorders that affect an individual’s ability to remain sober.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Addiction Treatment
At Inspire Malibu, we know that an important aspect of effective addiction treatment includes empowering the client to see themselves in partnership with their physician, strengthening their physical, emotional and mental health.
As the disease of addiction impacts the thought processes, Inspire Malibu utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an important aspect of effective individualized addiction treatment. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Approaches
There are several approaches to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which are based on the premise that our own thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, and NOT external things, like people, events, or situations. They include:
Even if a situation remains unchanged, how we respond to that situation can change. We can choose our response and make a conscious decision to respond in ways that are in the best interest of our health and happiness.
In conjunction with CBT, Inspire Malibu uses Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET). MET has been thoroughly researched in the field of substance misuse, most especially with young people, and has proven itself as exceptionally effective at enhancing an individual’s motivation to make positive changes in their behavior.
An effective treatment must help clients address, identify, and describe the personal meaning of their addiction. Are they self-medicating, filling up an inner emptiness, numbing out feelings related to a trauma, or all of the above?
Unless clients understand what they are actually doing on a deep level, they will chronically relapse. A responsible comprehensive treatment program takes all aspects into consideration for the ongoing health and well being of the client, and that is part of our daily routine at Inspire Malibu.
In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, we incorporate the Stages of Change with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and One on One Therapy to provide successful addiction treatment.
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Inspire Malibu drug and alcohol detox treatment centers in Los Angeles offer residential recovery programs, as well as detox and outpatient services. Services include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
It’s an extremely difficult thing for anyone to come to grips with the fact that they might have a problem with alcohol addiction. The stigma alone keeps many people from seeking help, but without treatment, the problem won’t go away on its own and will only get worse over time. If it hasn’t happened already, it will take control of your life.
We understand the reluctance our clients have regarding alcohol treatment, so one of our first priorities is to provide a safe and caring environment where the healing can begin without judgment.
We view recovery as a team effort between our staff and clients, and the goal is to find the root cause of the problem and resolve any underlying issues that may get in the way of alcohol sobriety.
About Inspire Malibu
At Inspire Malibu, we ensure the success of each client because our rehab treatment program, when followed diligently, is extraordinarily effective. This effectiveness is a result of the vision of our treatment team, which has helped to create a program that combines traditional approaches with modern, all-therapy based approaches to create a program that is very different from most other rehab treatment programs.
Our staff is board certified in both addiction medicine and psychiatry.
At Inspire Malibu, a low patient to staff ratio and a high number of doctors on staff assures that patients interact with experts every day of their rehab treatment program.
Just as important as having a properly credentialed staff, our patients also benefit from the fact that we have staff on site 24 hours a day. This is particularly critical during the first few weeks of recovery when early cravings and withdrawal symptoms can cause extensive physical and mental suffering.
Our staff is available to assist with medication or provide counseling as necessary to assure that patients are no danger to themselves or others, and don’t suffer severe complications during this trying period of the rehab treatment program.