Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is used as short-term therapy to help patients change their thinking and behavior patterns. It can be used to treat a wide range of alcohol from drug and alcohol addictions to process addictions like gambling and sex addiction. At Wish Recovery, our CBT programs are designed to change actions and attitudes by focusing on thoughts, beliefs and images and how they relate to the way a patient behaves and copes with emotional problems.
CBT is best described as a combination of behavioral therapy and psychotherapy. Behavioral therapy focuses on the relationship between behaviors, problems, and thoughts, while psychotherapy pays attention to how thinking patterns develop as a child. When used in the right setting and managed alongside a full rehabilitation program, CBT can change the thought patterns that lead to the addiction.
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