Depression, anxiety, anger, fear, shame—these are all feelings many
people dealing with addiction experience. As isolating as these thoughts
can make you feel, it is important to remember that you are not the first
to experience them, and many others dealing with similar challenges can
help you overcome them. Blueprints for Recovery’s group therapy
program allows you or a loved one to increase your self-confidence by
revealing your interior lives to others. Our clients feel less alone in
the group when talking through their problems with others and listening
to different experiences. By understanding other people’s problems,
goals, and solutions, you are able to better understand yourself.
Call Blueprints for Recovery at (888) 744-9969 to learn more about group
rehabilitation therapy in Arizona.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that can be
used to treat addiction. During CBT, you discuss your thoughts, feelings
and behaviors with a mental health professional. CBT teaches clients that
the way they think affects the way they feel and act. This therapy is
very beneficial in early recovery, because it teaches you how to effectively
identify problematic and destructive behaviors that could negatively impact
your recovery. In a long-term drug and alcohol treatment programs, patients
have the ability to practice identifying and modifying these behaviors
in a safe and supportive environment.
With expertise of our trained staff, young men learn different techniques
to observe behaviors and thought patterns that lead to relapse. After
learning to identify relapse patterns, clients learn how to reformat their
thinking to avoid falling into old behaviors. By learning these techniques,
you or your loved one can significantly reduce the risk of a relapse.
Developing Positive Thinking Patterns
Young men who enter drug treatment often struggle with a negative perspective
on life and themselves. This thought process can and usually has made
previous attempts at sobriety and treatment ineffective in the past. Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy in drug treatment allows individuals the opportunity
to develop a new more positive solution orientated thinking pattern.
By learning to create a positive mind filled with possibilities for a brighter,
happier, sober future; clients are setting the stage for their life outside
of drug treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also helpful in helping young men in treatment
learn how to handle life differently. CBT provides a problem-solving approach
to restructure behavior. While no one can control other people or situations,
clients learn techniques to control the way they perceive and react to
a particular situation. CBT teaches clients skills to change their thinking,
as well as help them to manage their reactions to stressful people and
situations, which is vital in early recovery.
Interested in learning more about cognitive behavioral therapy for addiction?
Call (888) 744-9969.