One of the more effective therapeutic modalities in treating addictions and co-occurring issues is cognitive-behavioral therapy which works directly with behaviors and thought impulses.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy breaks down behavioral patterns and uses positive reinforcement to help with modification if needed. To understand the approaches of cognitive therapy you first must gain an understanding of what substance abuse does to an individual. Over time alcoholism and drug addiction can change brain chemistry and alter thought patterns, emotional responses and invoke behavioral change. Such responses can act as a trigger to use the substance of choice. Cognitive therapy takes a closer look at these responses, identifies them, and introduces strategies that use constructive alternatives other than harmful drugs and alcohol. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has stated that their research indicates that the skills learned through cognitive behavioral therapies remain with the individual long after concluding alcohol treatment or drug treatment.
Cirque Lodge provides a positive and healing therapeutic environment. Through individual and group therapy settings our experienced master-level therapists introduce and assist residents in developing coping strategies and tools necessary, not only prevent relapse from occurring but to live a joyful life. This is about living the life you were meant to live. Our belief is that a loving and motivational approach has many more advantages than fear and confrontation. We seek to remove the feelings of doubt and hopelessness and restore the positives that come from a productive daily life.