One of the organs that is adversely impacted in cases of substance abuse or severe mental illnesses is the brain. The brain is like the control center of our body, responsible for our thoughts, actions, behaviors, speech, and emotions. At the same time, it is also at the center of mental illness and addiction.
Often when a mental illness is left unaddressed or someone indulges in substance abuse, the brain stops functioning as efficiently as it used to and a person’s cognitive skills can become impaired. When that happens, the person’s social skills may also decline. They may forget deadlines at work or have trouble managing their time. They may feel disorganized and have a hard time performing daily tasks or thinking clearly.
Cognitive impairment impacts a person’s normal functioning and ability to perform daily tasks or maintain healthy relationships. In such a scenario, taking help to address mental illness or overcome substance abuse can feel like a monumental task. Cognitive remediation therapy can stem the deterioration of cognitive skills and get the brain back to the way it is supposed to be.
At Invictus Health Group’s behavioral health center, the cognitive remediation treatment modality is designed to help individuals take back charge of their lives, and recovery, by correcting their impaired cognitive ability.
The main focus of the cognitive remediation therapy is to reduce cognitive deficits. It involves a series of exercises designed to curtail cognitive impairment and improve attention, memory, language, etc. Examples of cognitive impairments include slight problems with memory, decision-making, planning, and attention. The most common cause of cognitive impairment is a history of substance abuse or psychiatric disorders.
There are two major techniques under cognitive remediation therapy. One is similar to brain training, wherein through repeated exercises a deficient area of the cognitive function is remedied. Another technique is to work with the preserved cognitive functions. When cognitive abilities improve a person starts performing better at work, and in daily life. That is why, cognitive remediation is an essential part of the mental health and drug recovery process at Invictus Health Group.
A decline in cognitive abilities is usually associated with certain mental illnesses. Some of the mental disorders that may cause cognitive impairments are:
People with cognitive impairments face problems in the following functions of daily life:
At Invictus Health Group we understand how essential improving cognition is to the recovery process. Our cognitive rehabilitation programs focus on brain wellness and providing our patients with cognitive rehabilitation exercises. We also lay emphasis on proper diet, sleep and relaxation, physical activity, and maintaining healthy relationships to deliver a comprehensive recovery program to our patients.
At Invictus Health Group, the core philosophy of our recovery program is the connection between addiction and mental health. Through cognitive remediation therapy we help improve cognition in the affected individual so they can overcome addiction and learn how to successfully manage a psychiatric disorder and live a normal and productive life.
Apart from cognitive rehab therapy, Invictus Health Group also offers individual and group therapy, meditation classes, yoga, medication management, and numerous other evidence-based treatment modalities. We customize our treatment programs according to each individual’s needs so that they can recover faster and lead a happy life.
To know more about cognitive remediation therapy at Invictus Health Group and how it can help you or a loved one overcome their battle with a mental disorder or a substance use disorder, call at our 24/7 helpline 866-548-0190. You can also chat online with a representative for further assistance.