Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Recovery from a substance use disorder is not the same path for everyone. Because addiction comes with unique problems, treatment that addresses the individual’s specific needs is necessary for long-term success. At our Gilman drug rehab, our cognitive behavioral therapy program in Illinois is one of many avenues of treatment that help our patients achieve a lifetime of sobriety.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy or talk therapy that focuses on breaking down negative thoughts to consequently change a person’s behavior for a more desirable result. This type of therapy can be used to help people with a variety of mental and behavioral health problems including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and more.

The first step to cognitive behavioral therapy is helping the patient recognize toxic and harmful thoughts that could be perpetuating their problems. From here and with the guidance of a trained therapist, the patient will begin breaking down these negative thought patterns and turning them into more productive thinking. The hope is that this change in thinking will result in a change in behavior as well.

Using CBT for Substance Abuse

The first step to getting sober is a drug detox to get the person to stop using drugs, but the next step is focusing on the problems that led to substance abuse in the first place. Because negative thinking is a common issue for many people with substance use disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy can be an effective means of treatment for many recovering addicts.

Too often, people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol turn to these substances to help them cope with their negative thoughts and feelings. In turn, these substances often reinforce this negativity once the temporary relief passes. With repeated use, a pattern develops that the addict is unable to escape. Our CBT in Illinois helps patients break this self-destructive cycle.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients recognize the fault in the logic that is clouding their brain with negativity and perpetuating their addictions. With time, they will learn to change this negative thinking into more productive thoughts that reinforce their sobriety instead of sabotaging it. Eventually, they will develop new ways of coping that can carry over to their life outside of treatment.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Methods & Holistic Practices

Our cognitive behavioral therapy in Heartland is just one of many therapies for drug addiction that we expose our patients to during treatment. A large array of programming gives patients all the tools they need for success long after their time at our facility is complete. Because addiction is unique to the individual, some treatments will work better than others. The diversity of these programs also ensures that each person can get the help they need and find the practices that work best for them.



At Banyan Heartland, it is our goal to not only help our patients get sober, but to help them find sobriety that lasts. The best way to ensure that they are prepared for life outside of rehab is with a comprehensive approach to treatment. If you or a loved one is ready to take the first step to lasting recovery, contact us to learn more.

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At Banyan Detox Heartland, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction is able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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