Addiction and mental health concerns often go hand-in-hand. The journey to recovery might involve a variety of therapies and approaches to treatment. At Northpoint Recovery Omaha, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is at the heart of our treatment plans. As part of our evidence-based treatment philosophy, CBT can help our patients make changes that last.
Overcoming addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns can be challenging, but our dual diagnosis treatment program in Omaha, Nebraska can help you heal. To learn more about cognitive-behavioral therapy and how we incorporate this approach into our treatment programs, contact us at 402.685.9404 today.
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
One of the most commonly used evidence-based treatment programs, cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy. It’s designed to provide patients with an opportunity to work through individual challenges in a very effective manner. It can be used to help with addiction to drugs or alcohol. It can also help you learn to manage depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
How Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work?
You’ll work with a counselor who is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy. During sessions, you’ll learn essential coping skills that will help you avoid relapse and continue your journey to recovery.
Learning to Spot Negative Situations
An essential part of the process of talk therapy is to understand that negative situations are something you can overcome. At the start of your CBT sessions, you’ll learn how to look deeper to determine what is causing your addiction or anxiety. You’ll then make a list of goals you have for overcoming these challenges.
Achieving Awareness of Your Emotions
You’ll set goals with your therapist to help you identify the problems you are facing in your life and the challenges you hope to overcome. Then, you’ll learn how to talk about your feelings and really open up about what’s happening. A key here is to talk about those negative situations and determine why they bother you so much.
Stopping Negative Thought Patterns
The heart of cognitive-behavioral therapy is to help you see when negative thoughts or situations occur. It’s easy to feel like your mind is spiraling out of control leading you to use drugs or alcohol to cope. Our goal is to help you stop that spin and to give you a way to put yourself back on track. In the initial step, you’ll learn how to identify when this is happening.
Finally, cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on changing or reshaping those negative emotions in real-time so that you can make better decisions. The goal is to help you avoid making the bad decisions that led you to this place.
Why You Need CBT
Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be one of the most effective tools available to you in dealing with and overcoming addiction and mental health problems because it can:
- Stop negative thoughts that lead to negative actions
- Help you see what’s causing your addiction
- Aid you in developing new beliefs
- Build your confidence
- Enable you to create a better future
We use this type of therapy in many of the programs we offer. Our team will help you learn if it is right for you.
Are You Ready to Get Help? Call Northpoint Recovery Omaha
If addiction or co-occurring mental health issues have negatively impacted your life, reach out to Northpoint Recovery Omaha today. Our treatment center offers evidence-based outpatient programs that will help you rebuild your life in recovery. With the help of our experienced team, you’ll be able to make changes that stick.
Learn more about cognitive-behavioral therapy today by connecting with our team at 402.685.9404 or by reaching out online. With same-day admissions and free, confidential screenings, we’ll help you get started on the path to recovery right away.