There are few greater struggles than living a life of addiction. Addiction can cause profound problems, with symptoms that affect not only your health, but your relationships, your finances, your professional life, and so much more.
Those that struggle with addiction benefit from immediate treatment. But there are many types of treatment available. Here at my Long Island therapy office, one of the treatments I often recommend for those with addiction is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. CBT is one of the most highly researched and highly regarded treatment options for addiction, and something that we will strongly consider to help you with your challenges and struggles.
Why Consider CBT for Addiction?
CBT is often preferred because it is actionable – it deals with specific tools and strategies for overcoming your addiction. That doesn’t make it right for everyone. There are many people that benefit from other forms of talk therapy that, while slightly less actionable, allow the person to gain a greater understanding of themselves. Together, our goal will be to explore which will work best for you.
But cognitive behavioral therapy uses strategies that help those struggling with addiction address those challenges, through actions that affect thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors. It is proven to be a highly successful way to give those that have all types of addictions find alternative mental and behavioral strategies for coping with their addiction challenges.
CBT can address all types of addiction, including:
CBT may also be combined with other talk therapies that allow you to gain a better understanding what led to your addiction, what has created your coping strategies, and what you need to break free of the hold that addiction has on you.
CBT for Addictions on Long Island, NY
Struggling with addiction can be a challenge. As a Long Island Psychologist, my role is to find the best strategy to help you take back control over your addictions. In some cases, that may be a different form of therapy. But for many, the answer is CBT – an addictions treatment available on Long Island that shows real benefits towards helping you overcome alcohol, gambling, or whatever other addictions you may be struggling with.
For more information about recovering from addictions on Long Island using CBT, please call me today at (516) 732-0273. Let’s schedule an appointment and determine if CBT is the best choice for you.