Category: CBT

Thoughts

Our thoughts are powerful.  So powerful, that an entire style of therapy has been centered around how we identify and manage our thoughts.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based treatment for substance dependence, and AToN’s curriculum is centered on …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fortune Teller

Fortune Telling Error

In working with the residents at the AToN center a empirically based treatment modality we use is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  This form of psychotherapy can help with addictions but also help address underlying mental health conditions such as depression, …

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Cravings

An important part of treatment is to learn how to manage cravings when they occur.  Cravings can be characterized as an intense desire to use a substance that can feel almost impossible to withstand.  Fortunately, if you have learned coping …

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Maintaining Motivation in Recovery

Maintaining Motivation

Residents at AToN Center are making major lifestyle changes. They “reset” their lives in a way – they stop drinking and using. They learn new ways of communicating, thinking and caring for themselves. By the time they stand at their …

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Shame and Vulnerability

Shame and Vulnerability

Overwhelming shame prevents people from seeking treatment to overcome addiction. Rather than allowing professionals to assist in developing a solution, people choose to stay numb to emotional pain and fear of judgment. This perpetuates a cycle of distress and substance …

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Gratitude in Recovery

Gratitude in Recovery

In working with residents at the AToN Center I often see how developing an attitude of gratitude can be a very powerful asset in recovery.  I think of gratitude from the perspective of being a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.  I look …

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WHEN

I was recently given an assignment by my sponsor/coach to write on the acronym WHEN. The assignment was to give a word to each letter and explain why you choose that word. I was able to see how using the word …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps with Depression and Anxiety

 Depression and anxiety are the chief areas that one addresses when entering a high quality residential treatment facility.  At AToN Center, we specialize in using multiple evidence-based approaches to help our residents. Depression and anxiety are chief among the host …

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Thoughts

Our thoughts are powerful.  So powerful, that an entire style of therapy has been centered around how we identify and manage our thoughts.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based treatment for substance dependence, and AToN’s curriculum is centered on …

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