The majority of people who enter rehab for substance abuse have a co-occurring mental health disorder. But in many cases, they do not receive proper psychotherapy. While treatment for your drug and alcohol addiction is fundamental to your recovery, of course, it may not prevent relapse if you still struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders.
At Hope Canyon recovery center in San Diego, we address those co-occurring disorders through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Regardless of how long you have battled substance abuse problems, CBT is one of the most successful methods available for addressing the underlying causes of your addiction.
Though they may not realize it, most people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol have strong negative thoughts about themselves and the world around them. Addiction therapists believe these negative thoughts often lead people to self-destructive behaviors.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps you change the way your thoughts drive you to use drugs or alcohol. It’s a versatile form of addiction treatment therapy that teaches you how to recognize that type of thinking and how to change it. CBT helps treat anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other co-occurring mental health disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy introduces you to the process of self-discovery. It teaches you healthy coping skills and builds your confidence. When you face triggers that make you want to use drugs or alcohol, skills learned in CBT help you step back and rethink your choices. You may use techniques such as emotional awareness and breathing exercises. These techniques become vital whenever you find yourself facing relapse triggers.
Has addiction ever made you feel worthless or incapable of changing your life? Through CBT, our staff helps you overcome your worst thoughts and beliefs about yourself. Undergoing cognitive-behavioral therapy at Hope Canyon helps you realize those thoughts are just not true.
Our CBT therapists believe that if you are able to change your thoughts, you can change your behavior and your life. When you learn how to pause and analyze your feelings, it becomes easier to see how your thoughts and emotions influence your actions.
Changing your actions becomes easier when you understand the motive behind them. Don’t force yourself to change without truly understanding why you need to in the first place. CBT can help you learn how to change those automatic responses that lead to the urge to use drugs or alcohol.
Through CBT, you also gain a greater sense of control of your life. The self-help skills you learn at our residential addiction treatment in San Diego will stick with you long after you’ve completed your program. With the help of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you are no longer a slave to your emotions. Instead, you become capable of acting based on your better judgment.
With Cognitive Behavior Therapy available in our inpatient, outpatient, and aftercare treatment programs, Hope Canton offers help when you need it most.