Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a method used to prevent relapse when treating problem drinking and cocaine addiction. Strategies used in CBT are based on the theory that in the development of unhealthy behavioral patterns can result in substance abuse problems.
The CBT program helps patients to learn to identify and correct unhealthy behaviors associated with substance abuse. Patients will develop a wide array of skills to help them stop substance abuse and to address other problems that are associated with or have lead to drug or alcohol use.
Self Control and Coping Strategies
The Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy program helps patients with self control and to develop various coping strategies. They will be able to weight the positive and negative consequences of continued substance abuse. Patients will develop self-monitoring techniques to recognize cravings early and identify situations that might put one at risk for use. CBT helps patients to develop strategies for coping with cravings and avoiding high-risk situations that could lead to relapse.