Friday, March 1, 2019

Gateway Foundation: WHAT IS COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)?

WHAT IS COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect an individual’s feelings and behavior. The primary goal of CBT is to change destructive behavior and thought patterns.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBT?  
There are many benefits of utilizing CBT during treatment, including:
  • Encourages the patient to accept and work on their problems while coming up with solutions
  • Prevents addiction relapse
  • Replaces detrimental thinking patterns with positive ones 
  • Modifies harmful behavioral patterns
  • Helps patient develop healthy coping mechanisms 
HOW IS CBT PRACTICED AT GATEWAY FOUNDATION?  
Gateway Foundation’s therapists assist patients in finding and practicing effective strategies to address detrimental behaviors and in developing coping skills for stressors. With compassionate therapists, patients talk through the ways they think and feel in difficult situations to help them respond to future situations in more positive ways. It is used in individual and group therapy settings. CBT is one of the many evidence-based practices utilized at Gateway Foundation. In order to ensure the best chance of a successful outcome other evidence-based practices are also utilized at Gateway Foundation, including: 
About Gateway Foundation
Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness, that is productive, socially responsible and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing treatment for men, women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to drugs or alcohol.


 
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673)
to learn more about our treatment programs.
 

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