Treatment Alternatives Center is a safe haven for people who want to shed their old lives of addiction and enter a new life of recovery, and one of the tools that help us provide this new life is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Explained
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on people’s thoughts as the impetus behind their emotions and actions. In other words, the way people feel and the way they act are direct results of how they think, not the direct result of the external world around them.
CBT’s internal focus makes it a very powerful tool for recovery, which is aimed at changing a person’s entire outlook, attitude and way of life. Change can most effectively come from within, and CBT offers the means to make those internal changes. CBT’s power intensifies when people realize they can make all these changes regardless of the external forces in their lives. It doesn’t matter where they live, where they work, the type of relationships they have or lack, CBT does not rely on anything other than each person’s awareness and willingness to change.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Treatment Alternatives
Our certified treatment professionals and licensed physicians have extensive experience with CBT, and we’ve seen astounding results. We can help individuals undergo a complete metamorphosis, transforming longstanding negative behaviors, emotions and thoughts into a positive outlook and way of life. Our goal is to not only help people achieve this shift of thinking but to also maintain this positive outlook as they graduate our program and transition back into their daily lives.
A Program of Action
As a therapeutic backbone of our recovery programs, CBT compliments 12-step recovery programs and other addiction recovery and holistic plans and therapies. CBT has been an integral part in the successful treatment of trauma, anger issues and stress. It works well with our holistic treatment options of acupuncture, meditation and yoga. Our high rate of success with CBT stems from our trained professionals who guide people through the process and offer them a chance to experience the techniques rather than simply read about them.
Ours is a program of action that leads to enhanced health of the mind, body and spirit. CBT dovetails precisely into this equation by emphasizing the mind as the basis for thoughts that can guide and propel the body and spirit to optimum health.
Although CBT does not rely on external forces to work, both our Boca Raton and Delray Beach facilities provide a comfortable and safe environment that is highly conducive to recovery. Both locations enjoy the sunny and balmy South Florida climate, enhanced by gorgeous and soothing views.
Our experienced certified professional addiction treatment staff works closely with each individual to create an equally individualized plan to meet specific needs. CBT helps us discover the specific underlying issues that create the thoughts that give rise to emotions and behaviors. Those behaviors no longer have to include reaching for a drug or a drink.
Comprehensive, Individualized Care
Each Treatment Alternatives program begins with a personalized assessment, followed by medical detox under the care of our licensed physicians. We then offer either residential inpatient rehab or intensive outpatient programs, with a person’s ability to choose which works best with his or her responsibilities. Our inpatient programs span from 30 to 90 days and all of our programs include a comprehensive addiction recovery relapse prevention treatment plan. An aftercare program is also available to further fortify the foundation for sober living.