Learned Behavior

Alcoholism is not by itself a learned condition. But behaviors that you learn to adapt to your environment that impact your risk.

Alcoholism and Learned Behavior

Cognitive Behavior Therapy takes the approach that alcohol abuse or drug addiction is learned behavior. The following video can be very disturbing to some people; however, it was designed to make the point of ‘what children see, children do.’


Treatment for Learned Behavior
CBT is an effective treatment approach for drug and alcohol addiction. It attempts to look at previous learned behaviors and how they are affecting your life in the hear and now. Once looking at past behaviors and analyzing the harm they are doing, a skill counselor will then attempt to guide you in learning new and better coping skills.

Where you cannot “un-learn” things, you can can learn better ways of dealing with issues and triggers, now and in the future.