• As applied to substance abuse, the cognitive approach helps individuals
    to come to grips with the problems leading to emotional distress
    and to gain a broader perspective on their reliance on drugs for
    pleasure and/or relief from discomfort.

    Aaron T. Beck, Fred D. Wright, Cory F. Newman, Bruce S. Liese (2011). “Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse”, p.47, Guilford Press
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