Behavioral Therapy is a more general delineation of a larger group of several different therapies each of which comes packaged in a very different strategy. The end goal of each of these different types of behavioral therapy is always to engender change or a deep thirst for a change in the person’s behavioral habits and actions. Some types of behavioral therapy are more common and better well known than others but all of them are utilized for that fundamental purpose of behavioral shift. Regardless of which behavioral therapy you prefer, this family of therapies has recently gotten a fair bit of attention and has garnered a reputation of being a bit of  a bedrock for addiction recovery for people who are seeking out treatment at top rated drug rehab centers in NJ.

New Jersey addiction detox and rehab recovery facilities have started to lean heavily on this sort of therapy as they strategize with their patients and create plans for their recovery. In fact even in New Jersey, there has been a significant increase in facilities using all types of behavioral therapies throughout the treatment centers all over the garden state. Drug detox and rehab when it can be combined with some good and in depth behavioral therapy is so much more likely to be a successful foundation for sober living. Our New Jersey recovery facility, Discovery Institute can offer behavioral therapy to help you if you are struggling with addiction.


Common Behavioral Therapies For Addiction Recovery:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing Therapy
  • Contingency Management Therapy


Discovery InstituteBehavioral therapy is a kind of recovery that requires the person struggling with addiction to look deeper within themselves to find their motivations and reasons, both for their current behavioral tendencies and to those that led them to the addiction they are currently struggling with. Through this dive into themselves they learn how to intentionally change that tendency by acquiring the life skills they require and the self love to make it possible to recognize their own triggers and cravings that they experience in response to difficult situations. This type of therapy encourages each patient to take the opportunity to retire the kinds of survival mechanisms that were maybe keeping the person going until now, until the coping method began leading them down a destructive path instead.


Behavioral Therapy at South New Jersey Detox and South New Jersey Rehab Centers

The most beneficial addiction recovery treatment in New Jersey will offer some type of behavioral therapy as a part of their detox and rehab programs. Behavioral therapy is especially useful for a person who is struggling with a dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder.

This sort of self reflection and striving for self understanding lends itself well to dual diagnosis treatment because mental health disorders can often make it more complicated for a patient to get to that level of self understanding. Taking a closer look at one’s self through the lens of compassion that behavioral therapy offers is one of the most constructive ways for an addict to be able to simultaneously find compassion for themselves, forgive themselves, and find their motivation to continue in a sober and safe lifestyle.

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Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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