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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps individuals identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior. CBT is a flexible and adaptable treatment tool that has been used successfully in addiction programs worldwide. CBT teaches individuals to find connections between their thoughts, feelings, and actions and increase their awareness of how these connections affect their behavior. CBT can help individuals reframe their situation to avoid triggers and address cognitive issues such as dysfunctional automatic thoughts and maladaptive thinking. CBT has been shown to greatly benefit those in recovery from substance abuse as well as those with various mental health issues. It works best when it is combined with other treatments such as medication and support groups.