Hi my name is Dr. Allison Hopkins, I’m
the Clinical Director at Channel Islands Rehab in Ventura County, California. In
today’s episode we’re going to talk about cognitive behavior therapy and
addiction. Cognitive behavior therapy is a short term, goal-oriented, psychotherapy
treatment that takes a hands-on approach practical approach to problem-solving.
Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind
people’s difficulties and change the way they feel. Cognitive behavior therapy
works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the
thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes that are held and how the processes
relate to the way a person behaves and a way of dealing with emotional problems.
As you can see it is important that the treatment you receive needs to be
combined with other therapies and methods, as no one treatment fits all, a
whole client approach. The disease of addiction affects the mind, body, and
spirit. Next time we will discuss self hypnosis and how lasting recovery is