Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic method used to treat substance abuse and other conditions. This therapeutic treatment helps patients to recognize the negative thoughts that occur when they are faced with challenging, stressful situations. Once patients learn to identify these negative thoughts, they are taught how to develop positive thought patterns and deal with difficult situations in a productive way.
This therapeutic method seeks to change the patient’s pattern of thinking. At the end of their treatment, patients will independently avoid destructive behaviors, manage their negative thoughts, and build new self-confidence and self-esteem.