When it comes to addiction, many assume that hanging with the wrong crowd or just bad decision making is to blame. However, what many might not realize is that our patterns of thought and behaviors strongly affect our risk of falling victim to addiction. By changing these patterns, those with addiction can end the cycle and begin living a life in recovery. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program through Gateway Foundation Caseyville can provide you with the guidance and help you need for recovery.

Understanding CBT

woman talking to therapist in her Cognitive Behavioral Therapy programCognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is a therapy option that targets the patterns of thought and behavior in a client. The therapy is evidence-based and helps clients learn how attitudes and thoughts can affect behavior. This collaborative approach lets the therapist and client work together to set goals and monitor progress together. This is different from more traditional methods where the therapist decides the goals and pace on their own. Implementing CBT along with other therapy services and treatment programs can help clients receive a full continuum of care. This means giving clients their best chance at success in treatment while reducing their risk of relapse after.

Benefiting from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program can help a multitude of scenarios instead of just addiction. For those in need of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for both addiction and mental illness, CBT can be just as helpful. Those participating in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program learn coping skills that will help them manage the symptoms of their mental disorder without the need to abuse illicit substances. These coping skills can also help prevent relapse after treatment.

Those who struggle with addiction as a result of a past trauma will also benefit from CBT. This therapy allows them to reevaluate how they see their past trauma to help them move past the event. CBT helps clients develop a more positive outlook and approach to life, which can not only help prevent relapse but also help promote better overall health in the long run. Instead of giving in to negative thinking, clients can feel better about themselves and work past these adverse thoughts. Instead of believing they’re worthless, they’ll believe they’re worth the effort of treatment and don’t deserve addiction.

Addiction Therapy with Gateway Foundation Caseyville

At Gateway Foundation Caseyville, we understand that no two clients are ever the same. While they might have similar experiences, they might not have the same results from one sole therapy method. For this reason, we implement numerous addiction therapy services to serve each of our clients better. We evaluate the needs of our clients to determine which therapies and programs to use to give each the best chance at success. Along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we also provide the following:

If you wish to begin with our cognitive behavioral therapy program or if you have questions about our available services, contact us today. Call the addiction treatment staff at Gateway Foundation Caseyville now at 618.345.3970 to get started.