Washburn House offers a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program as part of our addiction therapy program in Massachusetts. We utilize CBT as a way to help you identify negative thought patterns and behaviors that fuel your addiction. A cognitive behavioral therapy program can help you redirect your thoughts and begin your path to a full recovery.

If you struggle from destructive, negative thinking that has led to drug or alcohol addiction, then we provide CBT among other evidence-based treatments to help you overcome these struggles. Our treatment programs start with comprehensive detox, short and long-term rehab, and extended aftercare programs.

Negative Thoughts and Behaviors: The Root of Addiction

Therapist leading a cognitive behavioral therapy programAll addictions are grounded in some form of negativity. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family problems, stress at work, or also health issues. Or, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that has led to unresolved turmoil. Whatever the case, it is likely that this negative state of being is what has triggered and fueled your addiction.

If you do not recognize these harmful cognitive or behavioral patterns, then you may never understand why it is that you keep drinking or taking drugs. As a result, you will continue the vicious cycle of addiction for months or years. CBT can help you discover the negativity inside you and help you replace it with more productive and positive emotions and thoughts.

The Benefits of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

CBT is an evidence-based method that effectively treats addictions and mental disorders. At Washburn House, we use CBT to help you focus on your current issue and then redirect you set goals for achieving a healthy mindset.

For example, there are several benefits of our cognitive behavioral therapy program in Worcester Massachusetts, including:

  • Identifying your negative behavior that leads to self-destructive action
  • Partnering with an addiction professional who can guide you through this process
  • Actively seeking alternative thought patterns that are more positive
  • Dual diagnosis that addresses both the addiction and the mental disorder
  • Applicable in both individual and group therapy with a therapist
  • Finding practical skills that you can use in your everyday life

Through cognitive behavioral therapy, you can develop strategies that help you cope with and effectively manage your mental health issues. CBT offers you a way to transition from the darkness of destruction to the light of a healthy lifestyle.

What Can You Expect from CBT?

During CBT, you and your therapist partner together to help you recover from mental illness issues. Your activities may include one-on-one sessions with your therapist, group sessions or activities, homework, and practical application of what you have learned in real-world settings.

CBT will help you see the connection between your mental processes and your addictive behaviors. You will understand the relationship between how you feel, what you think, and how you act. Once you see first-hand how your thoughts lead to your action, then you can start to modify them.

CBT will be part of your overall treatment program that may also include:

  • Inpatient or outpatient treatment (30, 60, 90-day)
  • Group therapy or family therapy
  • Holistic treatment as a supplement to CBT
  • Dual diagnosis to treat your entire condition
  • Extended care addiction treatment
  • Men and women-specific care

Your Road to Recovery Begins at Washburn House

The cognitive behavioral therapy program at Washburn House has helped countless clients overcome addiction and manage their mental health disorder. We can also help you. To find out more about CBT and other treatment options, then call us today at 855.298.3104. We can answer your questions and get you started with your recovery.