Cognitive behavioural therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a widely used and evidence-based therapeutic approach that health care providers often employ to help patients address a variety of mental health issues. CBT focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors, emphasizing the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions. By helping patients reframe their thinking and develop healthier coping strategies. Many registered counsellors and psychologists are trained in CBT, and it’s offered in both individual and group settings.
Family-based therapy (FBT) involves the active participation of the patient’s family members to support the individual in their recovery journey. This therapy not only helps the individual with SUD but also addresses the broader family dynamics, communication patterns, and enabling behaviors that may contribute to the substance use issue.
Mindfulness-based programs incorporate mindfulness practices and techniques to help individuals with SUD become more aware of their cravings, triggers, and the underlying emotions that drive their substance use. Through mindfulness, patients learn to stay present in the moment, manage stress, and develop healthier coping strategies.