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Frequently asked questions

Is CBT effective for addiction?

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy approach that can be used to help treat substance use disorders. CBT is commonly used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, and other mental disorders, but it has also been shown to be valuable in treating alcoholism and drug addiction.

What happens in addiction Counselling?

During group addiction counselling sessions, the person is going to receive support, but also be challenged by the other people who are going through the recovery process. This will make sure they remain accountable and it will reduce the likelihood of relapse in the future.

What is the success rate of drug therapy?

An estimated 43% of all people who go to drug rehab successfully complete their treatment programs, while another 16% are transferred to other rehab centres for additional treatment.

What is the best type of therapy for substance abuse?

According to American Addiction Centers, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment tool because it can be used for many different types of addiction including, but not limited to, food addiction, alcohol addiction, and prescription drug addiction.  

What is a treatment plan for substance abuse?

A substance abuse treatment plan is an individualised, written document that details a client's goals and objectives, the steps need to achieve those and a timeline for treatment. These plans are mutually agreed upon by the client and the clinician.

What are the benefits of drug therapy?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, some of the benefits of drug counselling include:

  • Improved self-esteem.
  • Positive coping skills for handling stress.
  • Better coping mechanisms for mental health issues.
  • Understanding of behaviours and motivations.
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