One of the most effective means of treating addiction is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which emphasizes conscious thought and mindfulness as a means of overcoming substance abuse. Cognitive Behavior Therapy recognizes that harmful actions and habits stem from negative thought patterns. By recognizing these roots, CBT teaches you to eliminate addictive behaviors through conscious manipulation of thoughts and resulting emotions.
When practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, your mental health specialist will guide you in thinking through your past, recognizing patterns of behavior, and delving deep into the thoughts and emotions that caused them. Learning from the past helps you to recognize future warning signs and red flags so you can proactively address them safely and without risk of relapse. This form of mindfulness therapy replaces those toxic and harmful coping mechanisms with more positive means of management. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy equips you with tools which you can apply to all aspects of your life, helping to further emphasize your total life transformation.