Uncontrollable cravings and urges to use drugs combined with destructive beliefs and thought patterns often get in the way of recovery for most people with an addiction. The good news is that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can address the strong cravings and negative thought patterns. If you’re struggling with alcohol or drug use and are wondering how to beat your addiction, CBT and MAT can set you on the path to lasting recovery.
At Beat Addiction Recovery, we provide these breakthrough treatments to considerably minimize your cravings, change how you respond to stress, and interrupt negative thought patterns. This empowers you to beat addiction and enjoy a fulfilling, healthy, addiction-free life.
Why Our Programs are Effective for Beating Addiction
Two of our programs, MAT and CBT, are highly effective and can aid you in overcoming substance abuse.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Substance use disorders alter your brain chemistry. As the brain gets used to the effects of a specific drug, it becomes reliant on that chemical change over time. When you go to rehab for treatment, you may have neurochemical changes, dysfunctional thinking, and defense mechanisms that can cause recovery to be quite challenging.
MAT can repair your brain and make the detox process easier with less severe withdrawal symptoms. Medication-assisted treatment is used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. It can help you overcome addiction and achieve sustained recovery.
So how does MAT work?
The treatment works by minimizing cravings and reducing the side effects of withdrawal. It also blocks the euphoric feelings of opioids and alcohol that cause you to want more of the substance. MAT further restores function to the brain’s chemical processes. In turn, all this allows you to concentrate on staying sober and making lifestyle changes necessary for your long-term recovery. Your addiction treatment specialist will prescribe medication depending on your unique needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT usually begins after completing your detox program. The therapy can help you overcome drug addiction. It enables you and your therapist to address the root cause of your addictions and any co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression.
There's more than just physical dependence on alcohol or opioids when it comes to addiction. In most cases, there are underlying mental and emotional issues that must be worked through. This is where CBT comes in. It aids you in dealing with these issues, drastically reducing the risk of relapse. Even after you’re done with rehab, you may still experience cravings and temptations. This makes it critical to learn coping mechanisms and tools to overcome them.
In cognitive-behavioral therapy, your therapist will teach you how to handle triggers like:
- Your old environment and friends who still use.
- Stress due to work or relationships.
Attain Long-Term Sobriety with CBT and MAT
At Beat Addiction Recovery, we know how debilitating addiction is. But we also know that you can be successful at beating addiction with the right help from professionals like us. Our goal is to provide tools such as MAT and CBT to help you beat addiction and get on the path to lasting recovery. Contact us for help on our toll-free line: 1-888-993-1099.