Cognitive Behavioral Counseling Decatur AL

CBT views compulsive or addictive behaviors and certain negative moods as learned and not the result of a character defect. Because these behaviors are learned, they can be unlearned.

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
Hotline
(256) 355-6091
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Marion County Treatment Center
(205) 921-3799
1879 Military Street South
Hamilton, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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SpectraCare
(334) 673-2143
1203 West Maple
Geneva, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Aletheia House
(205) 595-1114
4246 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Anniston Fellowship House Inc
(256) 236-7229
106 East 22nd Street
Anniston, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
Hotline
(800) 879-7272
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Rapha Christian Home
(256) 538-7458
677 West Covington Avenue
Attalla, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients

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Oakmont Center
(205) 787-7100
2008 21st Street Ensley
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Bradford Health Services
(256) 593-9152
703 Medical Center Parkway
Boaz, AL
Hotline
(256) 592-9772
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Aletheia House
(205) 324-6502
201 Finley Avenue West
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Cognitive Behavioral Counseling

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Counseling?

A CBT social learning model focuses on teaching interpersonal and self-management skills (CSAT 1999 a ). CBT is a skill-building rather than a deficit-oriented approach. Marijuana dependence is considered a learned behavior that developed in response to external (e.g., environmental, relational) and internal (e.g., feelings, thoughts) conditions. A CBT perspective suggests that the addictive behavior has become a favored strategy because of its repeated associations with predictable outcomes. For example, someone uses marijuana when he or she is sad, angry, lonely, or upset; he or she feels less bad when smoking and associates marijuana use with feeling better (at least in the short term). Over time, marijuana may be selected more often as a strategy to escape negative feelings or thoughts.

CBT views compulsive or addictive behaviors and certain negative moods as learned and not the result of a character defect. Because these behaviors are learned, they can be unlearned. The unlearning occurs through learning new skills and enhancing the client’s capabilities. The client develops skills to identify and cope with high-risk internal states and external situations that increase the likelihood of a slip. The counselor assigns the client homework to practice using the new skills. The client’s participation and the counselor’s positive feedback enhance client confidence in managing situations and create long-lasting behavior ch...

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