Overcoming Addiction Is Possible with our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model.
Overcoming addiction can seem like an unreachable goal. Especially when you or your loved one has been struggling with it for a long time. Repeated attempts at overcoming addiction can leave you feeling helpless and discouraged. Addiction can quickly become a confusing and destructive force that has taken over your life. The cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach cuts through that confusion. It brings clarity and insight to the process of recovering from addiction.
Many people who struggle with addiction also suffer from a co-occurring mental health condition. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder commonly occur with substance abuse. CBT is very effective in treating these issues as well.
Why is Our CBT Model Best for Overcoming Addiction?
Simply put, CBT cuts through the fog of addiction. It sheds light on the processes that have been repeating themselves in the darkness of the subconscious. It directly involves the part of the brain that has been bi-passed in active addiction. That is the pre-frontal cortex. The executive decision maker. The part of us that makes active, conscious decisions about what we want to think, do, and believe.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on helping the client:
- Identify negative thought patterns (cognitive distortions)
- Challenge the validity of these thoughts
- Replace them with healthier and more realistic perspectives
- Recognize how these thought patterns impact their feelings and behaviors
- Adopt behaviors that support healthy thoughts and emotions
Often times, problematic thoughts arise automatically, triggering strong emotional reactions and behaviors. The client may not even be aware of the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. They act impulsively. They repeat cycles of thought, emotion, and behavior almost on auto-pilot.
Using CBT methods, our counseling staff help clients bring awareness to this process. As core beliefs and habitual patterns are identified, examined, and challenged, the automatic patterns are disrupted. New and healthier thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors can emerge. As these healthier alternatives are positively reinforced over time, new patterns can develop. A new normal is established.
Our counseling staff work closely with clients to determine which specific therapeutic approaches are best for them. In addition to CBT, our program offers EMDR and DBT methods. These can be particularly effective in resolving issues related to trauma, grief, and the ability to practice acceptance in the face of life’s challenges. Relapse Prevention and Mindfulness offer additional support and training in this process.
With skillful use of evidence-based methods, overcoming addiction is a goal that can be reached.
DRUG & ALCOHOL REHABILITATION IN TEXAS
Ripple Recovery Ranch is a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation facility that specializes in the treatment of substance abuse disorders using evidence-based treatment methods and a holistic approach to facilitate lasting and fulfilling recovery. Our luxury residential setting on a twenty-acre nature retreat in the Texas hill country between San Antonio & Austin, combined with our team of qualified and compassionate professionals, offers an ideal environment for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing to unfold. With an integrated family therapy program, a low counselor to patient ratio, & 12-months of after-care support, Ripple Recovery Ranch is committed to our clients’ success. Our 60-90 day program addresses addiction to substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, & prescription pills.