At Recover Integrity in Los Angeles, California, we provide addiction treatment and mental health services that keep individuals on the path toward recovery. We use evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT helps individuals who struggle with substance abuse or other mental health conditions by encouraging them to reflect on and transform the way they think about themselves, their relationships, and their lives. Substance use can have a significant impact on these areas of a person’s life.
By challenging harmful beliefs and equipping individuals with practical tools during and after their recovery journey, we aim to improve treatment outcomes. Our approach involves teaching effective strategies for dealing with addiction and overcoming the challenges it presents. We believe CBT empowers individuals to better manage the mental effects of substance use and develop healthier thinking patterns.
At Recover Integrity, our specialized mental health and addiction treatment program caters to men in the Los Angeles area, seeking outpatient care. We prioritize providing high-level care to give men the best opportunity to achieve long-lasting recovery and lead happier lives.
Men seeking help for substance abuse or mental health conditions in the Los Angeles area can benefit from receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy in our program. Here are the major benefits and why we use CBT at Recover Integrity:
CBT has been proven effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions and issues. CBT is effective in treating conditions such as:
CBT helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop more constructive ways of thinking, thereby alleviating symptoms of depression.
Whether it’s generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, or specific phobias, CBT can help individuals manage and reduce anxiety symptoms by addressing irrational thoughts and implementing relaxation techniques.
CBT is often used to treat individuals who have experienced trauma by helping them process the traumatic event, manage distressing symptoms, and develop healthy coping strategies.
CBT can assist individuals with OCD in recognizing and challenging obsessive thoughts and engaging in exposure and response prevention techniques to reduce compulsive behaviors.
CBT helps individuals with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder, address distorted thoughts and behaviors related to body image, food, and weight.
CBT is effective in treating addiction by identifying triggers, managing cravings, developing relapse prevention strategies, and addressing underlying psychological factors contributing to substance abuse.
CBT can be beneficial in treating insomnia by addressing negative thoughts and behaviors associated with sleep and implementing strategies to improve sleep hygiene.
CBT techniques can help individuals recognize and manage anger by identifying triggers, challenging irrational beliefs, and learning effective communication and problem-solving skills.
CBT can assist individuals in improving their communication skills, resolving conflicts, and challenging negative beliefs and assumptions that impact their relationships.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a collaborative approach that actively engages individuals in their treatment process. CBT therapists work closely with their clients, developing personalized treatment plans and providing ongoing support and guidance. Learning about the steps of CBT, techniques used in CBT sessions, and its role in addiction treatment, will reveal what to expect during a CBT session.
Thought records: For this exercise, individuals challenge their negative thoughts and look for evidence that may support or disprove thought thoughts. Doing this helps them recognize truths about themselves. Often the thought record exercise also creates a better balance between critical thoughts and positive ones.
Behavioral experiments: This technique uses the contrast between negative and positive thoughts to determine which is most effective for changing behavior. Everyone is different, so this exercise helps recognize what will work best for the individual; reinforcement or criticism. Some respond better to self-criticism than to self-kindness.
Activity schedule: In this exercise, an individual creates a list with their therapist of fun activities they can perform throughout the week. These activities provide a break from routine and encourage positive emotions and behavior. This is also an easy practice to replicate outside of therapy and use in everyday life.
Imagery-based exposure: This exercise uses a negative memory associated with an individual’s substance use and requires them to remember details of the sight, sounds, emotions, and thoughts in the memory. Revisiting a memory and being exposed to the way it made them feel can help reduce anxiety. This exercise may also help identify better-coping strategies.
CBT plays an integral role in our programs at Recover Integrity, including the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Outpatient Program (OP), and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Regardless of the program, CBT is seamlessly integrated to address the specific needs of individuals in addiction recovery. Here’s what CBT can do in our extended care addiction programs:
This type of therapy equips men who come to our facility for treatment with the necessary tools and techniques to challenge maladaptive thoughts and behaviors both during and beyond treatment. It fosters lasting change by empowering individuals to apply the lessons learned in therapy to their everyday lives. By understanding their own thinking patterns and behaviors, individuals can actively shape their cognitive and behavioral responses in a manner that supports their recovery journey.