Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy approach focusing on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It posits that thoughts influence emotions and behaviors, and by challenging negative thoughts, individuals can alter their emotional and behavioral responses. In addition, CBT helps individuals understand the cognitive processes contributing to substance abuse, such as automatic thoughts and beliefs driving addictive behaviors. By recognizing these patterns, individuals can develop healthier thinking and responses, reducing the likelihood of relapse.