Lesson 6: Managing Cravings And Urges - Slide  3

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Cognitive Skills Are Taught In Rehab To End Distorted Thinking

  • The relapse prevention model stresses the role of skills, reasoning, and perception in reducing negative emotions and conflict
  • Why do we feel the way we feel and act the way we do?
  • Because of what we think and believe to be true...
  • Relapse is a response to negative thoughts and emotions
  • To reduce relapse it is important to look at the way you process information using what you believe to be true

Pg. 1, “ Cognitive Therapy Techniques, a practitioner’s guide,” Robert L. Leahy, The Guilford Press, New York, 2003

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