As part of your customized treatment plan at the Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we use cognitive-behavioral therapy. This approach gives our clients the ability to change the self-defeating thoughts that often trigger addictions. Through programs like our 30-day clinical addiction recovery and long-term residential program, we help young adults ages 11 to 17 overcome substance abuse. Our experienced and compassionate counselors and therapists provide clients with the treatment they need to heal.

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For those with a substance abuse disorder, destructive thoughts can complicate the recovery process. Recognizing harmful thought patterns can help you begin to turn them around. Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides clients with alternative ways to process their thoughts. Additionally, CBT is a problem-focused approach that may work for you.

Benefits of CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy in Pennsylvania has group and individual components. Some sessions involve taking away work to help you practice skills gained in the classroom or therapy session. Also, some further benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy include:

  • Giving you practical strategies to use in everyday life
  • Coping strategies to help you handle difficulties post-recovery
  • Teaching you to recognize negative thoughts without acting on them
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy gradually enables you to reprogram your way of thinking in a positive way

There are numerous talk therapies. However, cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven effective across many programs. Thus, we incorporate it into our treatments. So whether you or a loved one is struggling with drugs or alcohol, it can help you heal.

CBT and Substance Abuse

Negative thinking stands in the way of self-change. Some people classify this as all-or-nothing thinking. These destructive thoughts are powerful, and they can lead to depression, anxiety, and addiction. If you struggle with substance abuse addiction, negative thinking may leave you feeling powerless. To counter this, our therapists help you try to overcome these feelings and regain control of your behavior.

During your stay at the Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, CBT can reverse some of your distorted thinking. It tackles deeply ingrained cognitive behaviors so that you can move forward with your life. For addiction treatment, Cognitive-behavioral Therapy often yields results in a relatively short time.

Some young adults attending our addiction recovery programs also have other disorders. CBT is versatile enough to adapt to co-occurring mental health challenges. Dual diagnosis treatment helps you to address both your substance abuse disorder and regain your mental wellness. For instance, some of the treatments we provide include:

  • Individualized Treatment: Along with Cognitive-behavioral Therapy, our counselors may recommend other treatment programs to help you succeed. Some plans are evidence-based and related to CBT, such as dialectical behavioral therapy. However, we also offer holistic approaches such as art therapy and exercise to introduce different perspectives that might work for you.
  • Family Involvement: Our student and family enrichment program recognizes the importance of maintaining family ties during recovering. Families are invited to join us one weekend a month to experience community events. Some of these events include chapel services and classes.

Family weekends give clients and their families a chance to affirm bonds and share support. These are vital aspects of the therapeutic services we offer.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pennsylvania

Don’t continue to watch substance abuse destroy your relationships and take over your life. There’s hope — but you don’t have to do it alone. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, our cognitive-behavioral therapy program is part of a robust recovery plan for our clients. We understand each individual’s journey through recovery is unique. But there are shared struggles. We design our treatments and programs to meet the specific needs of our clients. So contact us at 844.442.8673 for more information on our faith-based community or feel free to contact us online.