Our cognitive behavioral therapy program helps you discover and address negative thoughts and feelings that may either trigger your addiction or hinder you from believing that recovery is possible. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, you can find the connection between your thoughts, feelings & beliefs, and your behaviors — particularly those behaviors which are associated with your addiction.
As a part of our life skills training in Denver, our cognitive behavioral therapy program can help you recondition your mind so that you rise above the negativity and start seeing the possibilities of your life without drugs or alcohol. To find out more about our cognitive behavioral therapy in Denver, contact Red Rock Recovery Center today. We can help you overcome your addiction today.
How Does Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program Work?
One of the best things about cognitive behavioral therapy is that it demonstrates how harmful negative thoughts and actions can be. However, it also indicates that they are often not logical or rational. Even if the feelings are attached to negative experiences, it doesn’t’ mean that you have to be controlled by these feelings.
Cognitive behavioral therapy works as a powerful dual diagnosis treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. One we can help you understand why you think or act a certain way, then you can also begin to see the connection between your thoughts & feels and your addiction.
One type of thought that we identify is known as an “automatic thought”. These are knee-jerk mental reactions to perceived problems, environments, or the actions of other people. Certain experiences trigger these thoughts automatic thoughts and bring on feelings of self-doubt and fear or anger, depression, etc. You may try to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to deal with the negativity.
We can work with you to revisit these thoughts and feelings and explore what causes them and what behaviors they trigger. Once you see the connection, you’ll be able to break the destructive cycle.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dual Diagnosis
Dual diagnosis allows us to treat both your addiction and any mental conditions you may be suffering from. Therefore, if you are suffering from depression, anxiety, anger issues, or other disorders, we can treat them separately from your substance abuse.
We also offer other types of therapy, such as:
- Individual counseling
- Life skills program
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Resume building workshop
- Yoga therapy program
You can enter any of these programs at the same time as any of our addiction programs such as Intensive outpatient CBT in Denver, partial hospitalization, structured sober living, or our 12-step program.
Cognitive Behaviors Therapy Techniques
During cognitive behavioral therapy, we will engage in different types of techniques and use specific types of methods to help you overcome your addiction. Some techniques we may employ during your therapy session include:
- Record and assess your thinking to help you balance out your thought process
- Compare negative thoughts against positive thoughts to see which affect your behavior
- Revisit negative thoughts or memories to reduce their emotional impact and your anxiety
- Engage in pleasant activities and learn how to have clean fun again
Find Out More About CBT at Red Rock Recovery Center
Through our cognitive behavioral therapy program, you can start to recover from your mental health condition and addiction. Red Rock Recovery Center is here to help you every step of the way. We offer comprehensive CBT for drug and alcohol substance abuse. To find out more about what we have to offer, call us today at (888) 719-1097. We are here to help you get on the road to recovery.