Nashville Treatment Solutions is dedicated to helping you live a fulfilling drug-free life. There is a life beyond addiction and we are here to help you find it, embrace it, and build upon it. We provide a variety of programs and therapies, all tailor-made for your unique needs.
How Treatment Can Help You Really Recover
Addiction treatment includes many different therapies, and understanding all of them can be overwhelming. As you’re evaluating your treatment options and looking at your treatment plan, you will want to understand more about what to expect. You might hear people talk about going to therapy, but you might not know that there are several different forms of therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Biotherapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Music Therapy, and Family Therapy are just a few of the different therapies used to treat mental health disorders and addiction. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on problem-solving and can be quite effective in addiction treatment. Our drug rehab in Nashville is here to help you navigate this new world and learn the new language. In the same way we partner with you to create a treatment plan, our CBT therapy in Nashville, TN, is a partnership.
How Can CBT Therapy Treat Addiction?
CBT therapy is beneficial for treating addiction because it focuses on changing your responses to challenging or stressful situations. For instance, if your response to stress at work has been to use drugs or alcohol, CBT therapy will help you to examine this response. You and your therapist might work together to understand why you believe using drugs or alcohol will reduce your stress from work. Additionally, you might examine if your assumption is correct. Perhaps using drugs and alcohol is increasing your stress at work because using is causing you to miss work or fail to meet deadlines. Your increased stress at work might be overflowing into your family life or your finances. Once you begin to examine these assumptions and responses, you’ll likely start to see that they are not serving you. But CBT therapy in Nashville doesn’t stop there.
While it is useful to examine our assumptions and beliefs, it’s even more important to look at what we might do differently in the face of stressful or difficult situations. In the example above, you responded to stress at work by using drugs or drinking. If you discover in CBT therapy that this is actually creating more stress in your life, you might then wonder what you will do to cope with this stress. It is here where CBT therapy really does its work.
We don’t want only to identify the response or thought pattern that needs to change; we want to develop a new one. It’s about creating a toolbox filled with healthier responses to stress and challenges. Many who face addiction were never taught tools such as boundary-setting and self-care. CBT therapy in Nashville can enable you to set boundaries with the people in your life. CBT therapy can also help you to identify activities that will better serve you to cope with stress. Such activities might include meditation, movement, or simply breathing. Whatever your situation’s specifics and how drugs have become your coping mechanism, CBT therapy can help.
CBT therapy also helps treat addiction because it enables you to identify and explore alternatives to using drugs and alcohol. If you’ve been turning to drugs and alcohol as the solution, you likely haven’t been exploring much of the world around you. CBT therapy can help you to see that refraining from using drugs and alcohol isn’t a punishment. It’s a gift to yourself that opens up the world to you. Many who stop using drugs and alcohol discover hobbies that they had not previously considered. Likewise, you may find that there are activities that you did only while using that you do not enjoy. Perhaps you don’t enjoy going to parties but have always done so to normalize your drinking. Working with a therapist may help you see that and learn what you would rather do with your time. Maybe you used to read novels or hike mountains before you found drugs and alcohol. Whatever activities and hobbies bring you joy, you can find them by exploring the options in CBT therapy in Nashville.
One of the gifts of CBT therapy in addiction is realistic goal setting. Instead of promises of never drinking or using again, you will learn to focus on the day in front of you. Long gone will be the promises of quitting using, adopting a healthy diet, training for a marathon, and learning a new hobby all at once. You will discover that changes occur in small steps and those big goals can be broken down into more manageable pieces. Not only will you set more achievable goals, but you will also identify situations that you want to avoid entirely. Maybe it’s not realistic to think that you can return home to share an apartment with your three roommates who were your party buddies. Instead you may want to identify a sober living house where you can live after rehab and put off any further decisions for three to six months. Finally, CBT therapy can enable you to stop the highlight reel of your horrible decision history. That voice that says you cannot – it will be quieted. You will see that you are more than capable of living a sober life.
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What Are the Benefits of CBT Therapy?
CBT therapy focuses on the present and challenges you to reconsider your thought patterns and responses. More time-limited in nature, CBT therapy has a more internal focus than other types of therapy. Rather than continuing to believe that we have no control over our life circumstances and our responses to those circumstances, CBT therapy teaches that we can make changes by changing how we think and how we respond. CBT therapy requires that you actively participate in your therapy which helps you feel more invested in the outcome. Instead of feeling like you are carrying out a therapist’s directives, you will work with one to examine your beliefs and reframe them to serve you better.
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The Research Behind CBT Therapy
Researchers have found that CBT therapy is very effective in treating addiction, anxiety, depression, controlling anger, responding to stress, and more. CBT therapy allows you to restructure how you view the world around you and your role within it. While each therapy treatment plan is different, some common CBT therapy interventions include:
- Identifying ways to better manage stress
- Identifying situations that you might want to avoid
- Exploring activities that you find enjoyable
- Challenging negative thoughts about yourself
- Discovering how to set realistic goals
- Problem-solving existing circumstances
- Exploring where boundaries need to be set
CBT therapy in Nashville gives you the tools to take the reins of your life and create better circumstances for yourself.
Most Major Health Insurance Will Help Cover the Cost of Treatment.
Most major health plans with out-of-network benefits will help cover the cost of treatment at Nashville Treatment Solutions. To find out your health insurance coverage, click the button below to begin your free benefits check & consultation.
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We currently are unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans including TennCare.
Nashville Treatment Solution's CBT Therapy in Nashville, TN
At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we believe that everyone’s recovery journey is unique. Our therapists will leverage multiple therapeutic techniques, including CBT therapy, to help you build a solid foundation in early sobriety. We tailor treatment plans to you.
Our multifaceted treatment modalities will help you walk the path of your recovery journey. We have a wide range of programs to meet your needs, including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which can be followed with our Outpatient Counseling (OP). Connect with us today to see how we can best support you in your journey to sobriety.
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