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CBT: Focusing on Substance Dependence Carlson 1 Rachel Carlson Cognitive Behavior Therapy Focusing on Therapy for Substance Dependence and Coping Skills Rehab 586: Dual Diagnosis
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CBT: Focusing on Substance Dependence Carlson 2 Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thought causes our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel or act better even if the situation does not change. CBT, helps the individual put into perspective the situation, their thoughts and feelings on the situation and how those feelings or thinking make them respond or react and a self talk of how they may want to react. (Kadden, 1992) Cognitive Behavioral therapy can help you to change how you think the cognitive and what you do the behavior. These changes can help you to feel better. Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the "here and now" problems and difficulties. Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now. It has been found to be helpful in Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Agoraphobia and other phobias, Social phobia, Bulimia, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Post traumatic stress disorder and Schizophrenia. (Dr Philip Timms, 2007) Cognitive Behavior Therapy believes that alcohol and drug abuse is a learned behavior that is acquired through experiences in our lives. When and if alcohol or a drug gives an individual a certain result or feeling over and over it becomes a preferred way to get achieve those results or feelings. Understanding those points in this therapy model the two most important parts of treatment are to first identify the specific needs that alcohol and drugs are being used to med and to obtain the skills needed to provide different ways to reach those results or feelings.
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CBT: Focusing on Substance Dependence Carlson 3 The Cognitive Behavioral therapy approach includes an individual’s thoughts and emotions that help maintain a certain behavior. The Cognitive Behavioral model has two types of learning methods that have been identified. The first is learning by association. Which are ideas that are neutral thoughts that can eventually become urges or triggers to use drugs or alcohol. And the second is learning by consequences. After a person gives into the drug or alcohol urges and repeats these uses. As the use gradually continues the individual becomes subject to cravings. After a person is to the point where they become cravings the once neutral thoughts are now the triggers. The second learning method is learning by consequences. This is when the alcohol and drug use are strengthened by the consequences that follow the use. These deals a lot with people who drink due to social anxiety where people drink to feel more relax in large groups or any social setting. When a person feels more comfortable in that type of situation it makes the
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2010 for the course REHAB 545 taught by Professor Clary during the Spring '09 term at Clarion.

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