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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Behavioral therapies help people in drug addiction treatment modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug use. As a result, patients are able to handle stressful situations and various triggers that might cause another relapse. Behavioral therapies can also enhance the effectiveness of medications and help people remain in treatment.

NIDA. 2020, May 29. Principles of Effective Treatment. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/principles-effective-treatment on 2020, September 18

Multiple studies indicate that to obtain and maintain sobriety the physical, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of addiction must be addressed. These studies show that medical therapy in combination with counseling is superior to medical or behavioral therapy alone. Human behavior is largely learned. The same learning process that creates problem behaviors can be used to create healthy ones.

Beat Addiction Recovery offers CBT through its proprietary 35 module curriculum that can be used by the patient’s therapist. Each module is associated with a key area essential to treatment of substance abuse disorders. The modules were written by licensed addiction therapists with decades of combined experience. Beat Addiction Recovery’s CBT modules can be used by patients that are being treated with or without MAT.

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