What Are the Top Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Receiving addiction treatment for a drug or alcohol overuse disorder often includes a cognitive behavioral therapy component while building a support system and safely assisting in substance detox.

CBT can be a game-changer in how effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation is, and here’s why.

Uncovers Past Traumas

Although CBT is primarily rooted in the present, in talking about your life and struggles, past traumas may reveal themselves. Perhaps these traumas were the source of your drug or alcohol addiction, or maybe they contributed.

Either way, moving past these traumas will help you heal and forge a healthier, happier path forward.

Presents Emotional Management Strategies

Addiction can put your emotions all over the map. When you feel angry or sad, you might turn to drugs or alcohol instead of properly managing how you feel. Perhaps you lash out and feel so guilty that you turn to substances to help the feelings go away.

Cognitive behavioral therapy will teach you actionable emotional management tips you can use moving forward to push through tough emotions without falling into old habits.

Offers Coping Mechanisms

CBT empowers individuals to recognize and challenge negative thought patterns, cultivating a deeper understanding of the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Through structured sessions guided by trained therapists, individuals learn practical strategies such as cognitive restructuring and behavioral activation to effectively manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy will lay the groundwork for learning healthy coping strategies, from talking it out to engaging in relaxing hobbies and activities.

Manages Mental Illness Symptoms

If you have an underlying mental illness that requires treatment separate from your addiction, even if the two can often go hand in hand. CBT is a trusted treatment modality for anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.

Explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Wasatch Crest

Wasatch Crest is a leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Park City, Utah, and Heber, Utah. With treatment modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, adventure-based experiential therapy, and mindfulness therapy, you can get on the road to an addiction-free life.

Call 800-385-3507 or use the online contact form to schedule an appointment to learn more about how cognitive behavioral therapy can help you.

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