The View offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an additional service to its clients. CBT focuses on exploring the relationship between a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. During CBT, our team actively works with clients to discover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they might be causing self-destructive patterns and beliefs. By addressing these patterns, the client and therapist can better work to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs.

CBT and Substance Abuse

Mental illnesses, such as depression, can serve as an aggregator for substance abuse and addiction. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 14.8 million Americans experience an episode of depression in any given year. A study in Current Opinion in Psychiatry estimates that 1/3 of people with clinical depression develop an alcohol or drug problem. Another study in Psychiatric Times notes that there is a strong correlation between alcoholism and depression. In a nationwide study that focused on 43,093 adults over the age of 18, 20% of those dealing with an alcohol addiction also suffered from a major depressive disorder. CBT can potentially help stem some of the negative thoughts associated with depression and other mental illnesses.

What to Expect from CBT at The View

Cognitive behavioral therapy will often focus on an individual's thought patterns to isolate their negative views on themselves, the world, and their outlook for the future. These negative views can include all-or-nothing thinking, where a person perceives situations in black and white; negative overgeneralizations of a situation; dwelling only on negatives; disqualifying the positive; and jumping to conclusions based upon negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Research of CBT shows it to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, and trauma. Individuals who undergo CBT show changes in brain activity, suggesting that this therapy also improves your brain functioning.

The View offers CBT as an additional service to its luxury detox and stabilization program. Our luxurious 6-bed facility includes a pool, a hot tub, and breathtaking patio. Clients have access to individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups. We encourage clients to enjoy our facility for as long as necessary while they recover and focus on their addiction. If you or a loved one are looking to overcome an addiction, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 to get started on the road to recovery today.