Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol and drug dependency are treatable illnesses that affect individuals and their families. Therapists at Behavioral Associates are committed to providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment for people in all stages of their recovery. Outpatient treatment gives the individual an opportunity to interact in a real world environment, which helps the individual gain insight into what determines their substance use.
Treatment is collaborative and draws upon cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) to learn to identify and correct problematic behaviors by applying a range of different skills that can be used to stop drug and alcohol abuse. Your therapist will work with you to anticipate problems and enhance your self-control by helping you to develop effective coping strategies. These techniques include exploring motivation for change, self-monitoring to recognize cravings early and identify situations that might put one at risk for use, and developing strategies for avoiding high-risk situations.
Evidence from numerous large-scale trials supports the efficacy of CBT for alcohol and drug abuse/dependence. By unlearning old behaviors and changing maladaptive ways of thinking, you will feel more confident to be able to cope with life’s challenges without using substances.