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CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be an effective form of treatment for addiction. Addiction recovery therapists commonly utilize it to aid clients in learning skills helpful to their recovery and for everyday life. Coming out of addiction therapy and integrating yourself into your day-to-day routine is difficult. CBT can help to deal with stressful situations in a more constructive way. In addition to using CBT to treat substance use disorders, it can also be used to treat depression, mental illness, and marriage counseling. If you’d like to learn more about addiction therapy programs and therapies like CBT, give the Palo Verde Wellness team a call today at 760.209.6683.

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

CBT is an evidence-based type of therapy program that focuses on emotions to help cope with feelings and triggers that may have led to substance abuse. This method of treatment has proven especially effective when other therapeutic modalities are not working as well. There are several steps that are part of CBT. Every phase is essential in getting you to change how you think and eliminate any negative thoughts and feelings that can cause poor choices. Like anything you are unfamiliar with, this type of therapy can initially seem complicated. However, once you see the positive effects of the process, you will be glad that you went through it.

In addition to helping with treating substance use disorders, CBT can help those dealing with depression and mental illness as well. The therapy is about retraining your brain to focus on the positive and not the negative. Working with a counselor, you can hone in on the issues surrounding your addiction, including various triggers, and develop healthy habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle, free of drugs and alcohol.

Begin Treatment at Palo Verde Wellness

When you take part in CBT, it can not only help you deal with your substance use disorder. It can help you in many aspects of your life. Clients come away with practical ways to apply constructive change and points of view to their everyday life. It can help you in many ways, from staying better organized to learning how to deal with triggers and knowing what kind of help to ask for when you need it.

Getting to the root cause of your problem is how CBT starts. Getting at the root prevents the same cycle from happening. Otherwise, it’s a vicious cycle of addiction that doesn’t stop.

Getting at the root involves:

  • Learning critical problem-solving skills to help you cope with stress when it happens
  • Learning how to recognize your negative thoughts and having the tools to stop them and turn them around to a positive for your benefit
  • Recognizing the potentially destructive behavior that leads to bad choices and being able to get ahead of it to stop yourself.

Seek Support at Palo Verde Wellness

Palo Verde Wellness has a cutting-edge facility in Palm Springs. Our team offers CBT to help treat all kinds of substance use disorders. CBT is very effective in helping clients recognize the negative thought patterns that lead to drug and alcohol use and identifying how to control them going forward. Our experienced treatment team has one common goal, which is to help you get you back to a healthy life free of drugs and alcohol.

We offer various treatment programs, including:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Sober living
  • Men’s rehab program
  • Women’s rehab program
  • Aftercare program
  • Group therapy

Today is the day to begin a life free from addiction. Contact our knowledgeable team today at 760.209.6683 to learn more about all of our treatment options available to you.