Inspirations for Youth and Families strive to help teens stop self destructive behaviors and introduce a healthier and happier life style. Through a program tailored to each individual teen and their issues we offer an array of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for teen addiction recovery.
How does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy help recovering teens?
The stigma of having an addiction can dramatically affect the teen psyche; it targets their self-esteem or self-worth which leads to irrational and negative thoughts and behavior. CBT focuses on raising a teen’s awareness and observation of positive and negative activity within their personal lives. This helps to treat depression, anxiety, and other issues most teens face from the experience of having an addiction.
Teens allow the term “addiction” to define them and can stem from conflict and abandonment of friends and family due to their addiction. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy encourages a positive mindset and willingness to remain in treatment.
Methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy starts during the early stages of recovery and helps teens gain awareness to triggers, cravings and coping skills that are utilized during and after treatment. These tools help them to be less overwhelmed and are able to handle peer pressure and increase self-control. Therapists incorporate role-playing and visualization techniques to help reinforce these skills; this also promotes a safe and cared for environment.