Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction
Granite Recovery Centers’ approach to treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol use is an integration of a 12-Step curriculum with evidence-based clinical modalities. One of the therapies we implement in our program is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has shown in studies to be an effective part of an integrated approach to treating substance use disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the standard evidence-based clinical modality used for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in hospitals, residential drug treatment centers, and outpatient counseling programs. In a CBT environment, case managers and clinicians help clients identify the emotional triggers for their negative behavior and teach them to develop positive responses to those triggers. Through one-on-one and group addiction therapy programs, clients learn what triggers make them use and how they can modify their responses in order to avoid the use. In many cases, a cognitive behavioral therapy program will suggest an inclusion of AA.’s 12-Step program curriculum during treatment.