One of the most evidence-based forms of psychotherapy for addiction recovery is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. This treatment helps people understand the interplay between thoughts, emotions and actions. Through this form of counseling, patients struggling with addiction are able to build insight and become more aware of patterns around substance use.
One specialized form of CBT is called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT. This form of treatment emphasizes mindfulness skills, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. It can be highly useful in addiction treatment and helps people build a greater mastery of coping with stress.
Treatment programs through TreatmentMatching that carry the CBT rating have a strong component of either CBT and/or DBT within their treatment curriculum.