Mental health and substance use disorder often go hand-in-hand, so it’s vital to prioritize care that not only addresses symptoms but nurtures a person’s overall well-being. When it comes to compassionate and effective mental health care and treatment, Axiom Care uses therapeutic modalities because of its many benefits for those with co-occurring disorders.

At Axiom, we utilize evidence-based mental health treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), so we can continue to provide all-inclusive and holistic addiction care to Arizonans in need.

Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a therapeutic method that provides a path toward understanding and healing your intricate web of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT allows our patients to recognize and confront the underlying patterns contributing to their struggles. It encourages them to reclaim their confidence in themselves and their ability to conquer sobriety.

CBT gives a private (emotional and physical) safe space for work between therapist and patient. Our certified therapists use techniques like cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy, meaning they gently bring up what their patients fear and avoid and use a safe environment to face and, therefore reduce fear and avoidance. Feeling emotionally uncomfortable is the only risk involved as you navigate your emotions and grow.

CBT can involve:

  • Identifying Negative Thoughts
  • Problem-Solving
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Goal-Setting

Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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CBT offers help beyond managing symptoms of anxiety or depression. It’s an effective form of treatment for profound personal growth and resilience throughout sobriety. By giving patients the tools to navigate life’s challenges, CBT helps them manage cravings, cope with stressors, and overcome trauma.

By providing a structure that acknowledges triggers and teaches how to manage relationships, conflict, and communication, CBT often requires fewer sessions than traditional therapy for substance use.

Understanding Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Centered around compassion and acceptance, Axiom Care uses another evidence-based therapeutic method called Motivational Interviewing, or MI. It offers a conversational approach to positive change between therapist and patient.

Motivational Interviewing began as a form of substance use treatment as it encourages individuals to make happier and healthier choices. Axiom Care uses MI to create a collaborative environment where patients feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their motivation for change. As Axiom Care’s employee Jesse says, “We’re helping them find their why.

Applications of Motivational Interviewing

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Motivational Interviewing paves the path for those on their journey toward healing and recovery. It’s done through engagement, focusing, evoking, and planning. MI helps patients progress toward long-term goals and self-efficacy by working through contradicting and confusing thoughts. Patients build a sense of trust and empowerment in themselves, which lays the groundwork for long-term transformation during substance use recovery and can reduce their chances of relapse.

Motivational Interviewing is effective in patients with a dual diagnosis and involves a series of open-ended questions that could look like:

“When would you be most likely to___?”

“What do you think you will lose if you give up ___?”

“How would you like things to be different?”

CBT and MI for Co-Occurring Disorders

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When it comes to co-occurring and dual diagnosis disorders and mental health treatment, we integrate CBT and MI in our detox treatment. Combining these to provide personalized mental health treatment, Axiom Care meets individuals where they are on their journey. We’re giving patients the power to reclaim their lives and embrace a future filled with hope and possibility through compassionate care and evidence-based therapeutic modalities.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorder

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As we navigate the complexities of mental health and co-occurring disorders, our commitment to compassion stays at the forefront of our treatment. Please fill out our form or give us a call if you or a loved one needs addiction treatment. There is a place for everyone at Axiom Care.