Here at the DUI Foundation, we’re excited to partner with Carrie Armstrong, with the How To Be A Sober Girl blog. You can check out her blog here. Over the next thirty days, she has committed to a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart campaign and we’ll be sharing her stories right here.
And without any more time, here’s Day Nineteen:
Today’s tool is a really practical way of changing emotions and behavior. It is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it has dramatic results in treating depression and anxiety, which as we know are both very common triggers in alcohol abuse.
Have a look at this really short video giving one great example of how to treat Social Anxiety (a massive stumbling block in maintaining sobriety, which is why I picked it).
If CBT piques your interest then check out the literature on it. It’s never going to be anything other than a good investment of time. It certainly beats trying to fight old behavior through hiding away in solitary confinement, or for that matter, through taking any action at all without first trying to change old unhelpful beliefs.