Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common therapeutic model for treating substance disorder. CBT differs from traditional addiction treatment in that it focuses on treating the underlying behavioral and emotional disorders, modifying the behaviors and thought patterns that led to the substance use and relapse. Thus, CBT helps patients uncover the reason behind their substance dependency and find alternative ways to deal with the problem.

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is designed to deconstruct destructive behavior patterns and comorbid disorders, such as anxiety, depression and substance use. Integrating cognitive and behavioral therapy techniques, CBT helps patients recognize the problem and to replace the current, harmful behavior patterns with new, healthier skills and coping mechanisms.

CBT is commonly divided into two primary components, functional analysis and skills training.

Functional Analysis is when the patient works with the therapist to identify the root causes for substance abuse. By breaking down the emotions before, during and after each scenario where patients abuse the substance, functional analysis helps patients recognize why they choose to abuse a substance in the first place. This is also effective in identifying triggers and developing insights to what motivated the patient to use in the first place.

Skills Training occurs after the problem is recognized, where the therapist will teach the patient a healthier coping mechanism, thought pattern or habit in place of abusing the substance. With better coping mechanism, it retrains the brain to avoid negative behaviors and reduces the chances of relapse.

CBT for Dual Diagnosis

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in several types of therapy, treating a variety of mental disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Since it oftentimes overlaps with addiction, CBT is useful for treating cooccurring disorders, retraining the patient’s coping mechanism with both addiction and mental disorder at the same time. CBT is the ideal solution for patients with cooccurring disorders, as they tend to recover most successfully when receiving treatment for both conditions at the same time.

Research Supporting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy typically spans in 30 to 90 days, and research has proven successful results regardless of the therapy length. A study indicates that, for both short and long-term treatments, 60% of the patients remain sober after a year of CBT treatment. This result is significantly better than results from another study, where only 21% of the patients remained sober after a year without CBT.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tennessee, Found Here

Resurgence Tennessee is a leading provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addiction in the state of Tennessee. Resurgence truly believes the right treatment program is the key for anyone to address and overcome their addiction. Resurgence TN offers a variety of 1-on-1, customizable programs to help each patient find and learn their way of dealing with everyday problems without the use of substances.

Take Back Control of Your Life with Resurgence Tennessee

Resurgence Tennessee is the leading medically assisted treatment provider and provides top addiction treatment for Chattanooga, Nashville, and the state as a whole.

Resurgence offers customizable treatment plans and comprehensive care for various types of addictions, including:

Our Medically Assisted Treatment usually involves the following:


Methadone has been used to treat patients addicted to heroin and narcotic pain medicines for decades. It lessens physical withdrawal symptoms by changing how the brain and nervous system responds to pain. With a safely prescribed amount, it blocks the euphoric effects that causes addiction, allowing patients to gradually ease off their dependency on drugs. Methadone is self-administered, taken once a day in the form of pill, liquid and water.


Different from Methadone, Buprenorphine must be performed in a highly structured clinic under closer supervision of physicians. Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist as it produces the same euphoric effect and respiratory depression as opioids. Its effects increase with each dose until a certain point, where more doses won’t increase the effect anymore. This “ceiling effect” lowers the risk of misuse, dependency and side effects.


Naltrexone blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of drugs by activating opioid receptors in the body that suppress cravings. It comes in a pill form or as an injectable and can be prescribed by licensed health care providers. Nonetheless, patients must abstain from illegal opioids and opioid medication for a minimum of 7-10 days before starting naltrexone for the medication to be effective.


Subutex has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use within medication-assisted treatment programs. It is an excellent medication option for opioid addiction. Subutex is usually prescribed to individuals at the start of treatment, with the goal of eventually transitioning to Suboxone for long-term maintenance. Like methadone, Subutex blocks opioid cravings as well as physical withdrawal symptoms with little to no risk.


Comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone is approved by the FDA as a medication for people who have an opioid addiction. Suboxone also alleviates cravings and physical withdrawal symptoms that usually occurs in the detox process. This medication is also often used as a long-term medication option after an individual begins treatment with Subutex.


Vivitrol is an injectable medication approved by the FDA for use in programs that treat opioid addiction. It is a naltrexone-based medication that counters opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal and prevents overdose from occurring. Vivitrol is administered only once a month. It has a proven track record of preventing individuals in recovery from experiencing relapse.

One-on-One Therapy

While group therapy may bring important issues to light, one-on-one therapy allows our clients to explore further and come to terms with the underlying conditions that causes their addiction. One-on-one therapy is an extremely effective treatment where you or your loved one can explore very personal issues with the guidance and support of your own therapist.

Group Therapy and Programs

We believe that no single treatment model is appropriate for everyone that is why we develop an individualized program for every one of our clients. This customized program includes some of the group therapy and programs that will best address the client’s addiction history.

Here are some of the group therapy and programs that we offer:

  • Stress management
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills
  • Happiness projects
  • Vulnerability studies
  • Life after treatment
  • SMART recovery
  • 12 step recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Getting the most out of rehab
  • Vocational training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Detoxification

Resurgence strives to provide a safe, comfortable and caring environment to help patients navigate alcohol and drug detoxification. Detox is the first step for anyone dependent on alcohol or drugs. Supervised detox safely manages the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal. Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, hallucinations, restlessness and more. If left untreated and uncared for, these withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening.

Resurgence has designed an effective detox process that helps patients detox from alcohol or drugs. Since each patient’s detox requirement differs, the process can be furthered personalized to improve its effectiveness for the individual. Most cases follow these three steps:

  1. Evaluation: Initially, the medical team screens incoming patients for physical and mental health issues, along with conducting an in-depth interview in order to formulate a personalized, long-term plan.
  2. Stabilization: The detox team then provides medical and psychological therapy that is supported with prescribed addiction treatment medications to help patients manage withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transfer to Long-Term Care: Once the patient is stabilized, then they proceed to residential treatment at our Fayetteville facility.

However, detox is only a short-term solution as it doesn’t sustain for long-term recovery. Research indicates that patients who undergo the detox process without a subsequent long-term rehabilitation program have a relapse rate of more than 90%. As a result, whether it’s for alcohol or drug addictions, detoxification is simply the initial preparation for a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Resurgence Tennessee provides a complete detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation process that allows patients to successfully sustain sobriety.

Inpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Resurgence offers full-service residential alcohol and drug rehab program within a safe and comfortable healing environment. Resurgence has several inpatient facilities across Orange County, specifically in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Fullerton Hills.

Ranging from a 30, 60 and 90 days, these inpatient rehab programs can vary in length and be customized based on the extent and seriousness of the substance abuse. Each inpatient facility provides close supervision by highly trained staff, around the clock medical care, individual and group therapy sessions, healthy meal options and a relaxing environment. The calm healing environment aims to further stabilize the patients, encouraging a healthy routine without substances and sustaining the recovery process.

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Outpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In addition to inpatient care, Resurgence offers outpatient services for patients who cannot fully commit to a residential program or ones who may not need constant medical supervision. This alternative option is ideal for patients with a full-time job, ones who have a family to tend for, or have other important commitments. These outpatient services are also effective in supporting patients who have just completed the inpatient care and are ready to return to their daily routines.

The outpatient program is flexible to the patient’s schedule. Patients can visit any Resurgence center for a few hours during their free time or at scheduled intervals. The outpatient program at Resurgence provides education, relapse prevention, individual and group support. Across all outpatient programs, the treatment plan will include:

  • Assessment
  • Professional interventions
  • Education
  • Process groups
  • Individual, couples or family sessions
  • Flexibility
  • Up to 7 days a week of outpatient care

Outpatient services are not suitable for patients suffering from chronic addiction and experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms.

Altogether, the outpatient service provides support systems through regular meetings and counseling, assisting patients in getting sober, maintaining sobriety, and taking back control of their lives.

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Paying for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Resurgence

In an effort to provide care and treatment for everyone, Resurgence accepts most PPO insurance and private forms of payment for treatment. Visit Resurgence’s website to see if your insurance provider covers the addiction treatment program or to verify your insurance benefits. In addition, Resurgence Tennessee will assist by communicating with the client’s insurance provider on behalf of the client as requested and authorized.

If your health insurance provider is not listed above, please call us 24/7 to verify.

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We accept most PPO insurances and also offer payment plans for cash patients.