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At Charterhouse Clinic, we provide up-to-date, trusted and reliable therapies for the treatment of addiction and related illness. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one approach that we have used successfully with many of our patients as part of our detoxification and rehabilitation services.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been repeatedly proven to excel in treating addictions, as well as a variety of mental health illnesses, including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety disorders, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia and Overeating), Clinical Depression, Bereavement Related Depression (Reactive Depression) and general stress.
CBT uses spoken communication between the patient and a qualified Therapist, Psychologist or Counsellor. The aim of CBT is to empower patients to resolve their own illness by addressing causes of problems and resultant behaviours. CBT involves examining thought processes, with the intention of challenging and transforming the ones that result in dysfunctions and problematic actions/behaviours.
Addiction is similar to numerous other mental health problems in that it usually includes a variety of limiting and false belief systems – resulting in a sense of low self worth and low self esteem. Addiction often involves compulsive and obsessive thinking which the individual may have great difficulty changing on their own.
CBT is widely respected by the British National Health Service (NHS) and a wide variety of medical professionals internationally, for its effectiveness in treating addictions and the commonly co occurring illnesses.
CBT is adaptable, which means that it is able to be used successfully in both a group environment and also individually – one on one. The needs of each individual can be carefully considered when adapting the use of CBT on a case by case basis.
Addiction is a disease state that changes the addict’s brain and as a result of repeated exposure to substances (or activities) that stimulate pleasure, the brain becomes ‘rewired’ to compulsively seek more of the same stimulation. Those suffering with addiction typically seek to satisfy their compulsions without pausing to consider the negative consequences or the potential cost to their own health and wellbeing. Addiction effectively dominates the brain and heavily limits thinking so that thoughts of getting high and also escapism tend to prevail, while other topics are denied.
CBT can correct the obsessive thought patterns and unhealthy behaviours that keep addicts in traps of their own creation. With repeated application and continued attention and focus, CBT can open the needed space in the mind of those suffering with addiction, such that their brain can transform and more healthy thoughts and patterns become their new normal.
Addiction is defined as “a chronic, relapsing brain disease” and so addicts need to experience a radical shift in their thinking and also their behaviours to ensure they can recover and avoid future relapse into old, dysfunctional patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly effective tool for enabling such profound transformation.
CBT is recommended by the UK’s NHS for use in the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions and illnesses and have stated that:
“CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your a state of mind on a daily basis.”
The expert medical team at Charterhouse Clinic are highly experienced and qualified in delivering integrative CBT for our patients. We regularly see first hand the way that CBT promotes powerful transformation in the minds of those who are suffering, which ultimately leads them to heal and enjoy life much more than perhaps they ever have before. We do not hesitate to recommend CBT for anyone who wants to recover from addiction.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been repeatedly shown to produce great results when used to treat a variety of mental health illnesses and conditions, including:
We at Charterhouse Clinic treat all addictions and co occurring / dual diagnosis illnesses simultaneously, within the luxurious and supportive setting of our clinic, set right in the heart of England. CBT is key in the way that we treat our patients and in producing the great results that we consistently deliver. The following are some of the primary benefits of CBT:
Our expert medical and therapeutic team uses CBT in some form in many of the varying types of therapies that we provide. We use a person-centred, holistic approach and address all the identified illnesses simultaneously. This multi-faceted approach has been repeatedly proven to be the optimal way of treating the kinds of challenges we routinely see. We understand very well that if we fail to treat any form of illness that our patients are suffering from, the result may well be that they eventually relapse and so we know just how essential it is that we uncover and resolve any and all issues as they are discovered.
Our team are always ready to answer your questions about how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and our other therapies can help anyone to recover from addiction. If you would like more information on our detox and rehabilitation programmes, you can contact us at any time – we are always ready to take your call.