two women in the middle of an evidence based therapy, one of the many evidence based therapies offered Our evidence based therapy program utilizes evidence-based practices that are clinically proven to be highly effective. Evidence based therapy can help in treating addiction, reducing cravings, and addressing any underlying issues. These issues could intensify a client’s condition, which makes them essential to address. These evidence based therapies are to help clients gain personal insight into their own thought processes. They also develop more effective ways to handle negative emotions.

Components of Evidence Based Therapy

Defining an evidence based therapy program is to define the integration of these three components:

  1. Best External Evidence – Evidence found in clinical research that is properly tested and deems the method effective.
  2. Clinical Expertise – Clinician’s qualifications, education, career experience and clinical skills.
  3. Patient Values – Unique concerns, preferences, and expectations that each patient brings to the therapeutic process.

The effectiveness of these methods depend heavily on open communication, the willingness of the client to comply with treatment and the cohesiveness of the client-therapist relationship. Morningside Recovery trusts in our evidence based therapy options for recovery. Our staff is ready to put these methods to use to help our clients fight their addictions.

Forms of Evidence Based Therapies

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This form of psychotherapy addresses the client’s self-destructive thought patterns. It is based on the idea that most of our behavioral and emotional reactions are learned. Its primary principle is to help patients identify negative thought patterns, test them and learn to reconstruct them. They will learn how these deeply-rooted thought patterns effect how they process stress and other life triggers that contributed to their addiction.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This form of psychotherapy focuses on the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT acknowledges that some patients are more prone to have irregular and intense reactions to certain emotional events. This therapy is similar to CBT, except it emphasizes validating and accepting client’s uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It accepts the fact that certain clients are much more resistant to take direction. DBT explores the uncertainty these clients feel during treatment and helps them learn how to accept their circumstances and move forward.

These evidence-based therapies are used to treat behavior relating to addiction and other co-occurring mental illnesses, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. These forms of therapy focus on treating the negative behaviors associated with addiction by teaching patients how to identify them and develop strategies to make positive changes in perspective and behavior.

Patients will practice techniques which explore the consequences of continued drug use, self-monitoring to recognize cravings before they get worse, strategies to avoid behavior that puts them at risk of relapse and practicing healthier ways to manage their emotions. To get started with evidence based therapy, call Morningside Recovery today at 855-631-2135.

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