At Symetria Recovery, our team recognizes that addiction is a disease, not a lack of willpower or a character flaw. Like many other diseases, many types of addiction can be treated with the support of experienced professionals, especially opioid or alcohol addiction. Our addiction treatment programs include a variety of therapy options to supplement the recovery process. One of the most effective therapeutic approaches that we offer is our cognitive-behavioral therapy program.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Defined
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their feelings and behaviors. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
This type of therapy is especially useful in addiction treatment at Symetria Recovery. During your CBT sessions, you will work one-on-one with one of our licensed therapists to identify the root causes of your addiction. For many people, these causes may be past trauma or an underlying mental health disorder. Once these causes are identified, your therapist will work with you to develop healthy coping mechanisms to ease emotional pain. These coping mechanisms also act as relapse prevention measures because you won’t turn to drugs or alcohol to deal with raw emotions.
The Symetria Method
Our unique approach to opiate addiction treatment is known as “the Symetria Method.” This method combines medication-assisted treatment (MAT), psychiatry, and support from a single-treatment team of behavioral health, medical, and psychiatric professionals to reduce the risk of relapse and give you or the person in your life struggling with addiction sustainable results.
The Symetria Method focuses on helping achieve four distinct goals:
- Reducing cravings and withdrawal
- Building positive coping and growth skills
- Preventing relapse
- Supporting a lifestyle of recovery
Benefits of a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program
Our Symetria Recovery team has found that cognitive-behavioral therapy can be quite beneficial for people in addiction treatment programs. When you are enrolled in the Symetria Recovery cognitive-behavioral program, the benefits include:
Enhanced self-confidence – The truth is that the recovery journey will be challenging at times. However, as you progress through the CBT program, you will begin to feel more confident in your ability to overcome your addiction.
Communication skills – Your therapist will teach you techniques to improve and strengthen your communication skills. These skills will help you to share more openly during therapy sessions, which will further the effectiveness of treatment.
- Anger management – The cognitive-behavioral therapy program at Symetria Recovery addresses the underlying issues that allow emotions to become overwhelming. You learn methods to help control your emotions during times of stress.
- Identify triggers – Triggers are the people and places that cause you to want to fall into old patterns of drug or alcohol use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps you to recognize these triggers and develop plans to avoid them.
- Relapse prevention – CBT also gives you the tools to prevent future relapses and maintain recovery. You will work with your therapist to learn coping skills that will help you stay on the right track.
Solidify Your Recovery with Our Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program
A cognitive-behavioral therapy program can be an effective part of an addiction recovery program. At Symetria Recovery, our CBT program can help people who are making the courageous choice to confront their addiction.
If you are curious about how a cognitive-behavioral therapy program can help you overcome addiction, reach out to our Symetria Recovery team today. Our compassionate and comprehensive addiction treatment has been a game-changer for many people, and it can be for you. Contact us today by calling 855.282.4819 or completing our secure online form today.