You are ready to get detox help for your alcohol abuse. Once you have successfully completed your alcohol detox, you must decide which alcohol rehab program you will attend to help you stay alcohol free. There are many different options available to you from traditional methods to alternative and holistic approaches. Cognitive behavioral education is one of the alternatives.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Education?
Cognitive behavioral education teaches that you have a choice in your behavior and recognizes that you are in control of your choices and decisions. You have the power to reconsider your behaviors and habits, especially those that are linked to your alcohol abuse. Cognitive behavioral education does not judge, label or manipulate the individual into thinking a certain way or accepting traditions, but rather teaches skills that will allow you to address your alcohol abuse and be able to move past your problems, circumstances and situations permanently.
How does Cognitive Behavioral Education work?
Cognitive behavioral education teaches individuals to take responsibility for their alcohol abuse and to recognize and change behaviors by using self assessment and reevaluation, as well as recognize other issues that go along with their substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral education improves self control and choice by considering positive and negative outcomes of their substance abuse and it also teaches individuals to self evaluate to be aware of the triggers and identify the situations that lead to their alcohol abuse and to develop plans for coping with and avoiding the situations. According to the teachings of cognitive behavioral education, there is no absolute cause for your alcohol abuse, only the reasons that you give for the abuse. You have the power to control the reason and not to allow the reason to control you and lead you to alcohol abuse. The fact is that stress is a part of life, but stress does not force you to excessive alcohol abuse. Your substance abuse is a choice that you make, but you can make a different choice. By reevaluating your motivations, actions, thoughts, goals and choices, you can develop proactive habits and behaviors that are productive, positive and purposeful.
How Cognitive Behavioral Education Different from Other Programs
Cognitive behavioral education believes that change begins with the thought that you must change. That thought turns into a plan for change, then actions to support change, to the development of habits and behaviors that in fact support change. Where other rehab programs teach that individuals need lifelong treatment and encourages the belief that you are incapable of change because you have an incurable genetic disease; cognitive behavioral education take the opposite stand, believing that you are not diseased. Alcohol abuse is a choice that has been reinforced by your habits and behaviors. You have the power to make a different choice: to not use alcohol. Once you have made the decision to stay alcohol free, and you establish new habits and behaviors to support your decision; you will break the cycle of alcohol abuse in your life and you will be free. If you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from alcohol and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.