Evidence-Based Addiction Practices
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality and major aspect of our programs used for addiction treatment and recovery.
Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
It is very common for individuals struggling with substance use to experience destructive and negative thinking or thought patterns. Not recognizing these thought patterns as unhealthy, they seek treatment for depression or other external influences.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
Trauma and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand. For most, trauma happens first and then addiction develops. There are many times when people turn to substances to cope with the emotional aftermath of trauma. But addiction can also lead to trauma – from driving intoxicated and getting into a car crash to crime or sexual violence that takes place while under the influence. Whatever way they develop; many patients need help with both.