Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral at Banyan Stuart
Addiction is a large and complicated problem. Along with trying to combat physical dependence, there are several other lingering and secondary issues that need attention in order for the person to see long-term success with their sobriety. At our detox center in Stuart, we offer various programming and therapies like dialectical behavior therapy for addiction to do just that.
What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a psychotherapy treatment approach that focuses on emotion recognition and regulation, especially as it relates to their relationships with other people. Dialectical behavior therapy sessions include both group and individual therapy sessions with a trained therapist who will lead a discussion. Patients who successfully undergo this type of therapy will learn to recognize their current emotions, come to understand that negative emotions are okay, discover how to cope with their emotions, and apply what they learned to improve their personal relationships. DBT was originally used to treat borderline personality disorders but has been expanded to help with other mental health problems as well as substance abuse disorders.
The Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for AddictionWhile DBT is used to treat various mental health problems, dialectical behavior therapy for substance abuse specifically focuses on issues that are special to drug users and alcoholics.
Mental health problems or mental illness are often a root cause for a person’s substance abuse problem. Many drug addicts and alcoholics do not know how to cope in a healthy manner with their mental health issues, so instead, they turn to drugs or alcohol for comfort. When this habit becomes the norm, this pattern of behavior becomes much harder to break. DBT for addiction teaches recovering addicts how to properly feel and cope with their negative emotions in a way that does not include substance use. Dialectical behavior therapy programs can be especially effective for those in dual diagnosis treatment.
Along with addressing the underlying mental health problems, substance abuse can also damage a person’s relationships with others. Trust may be broken from frequent lying or toxic relationships may develop from negative behavior patterns. DBT can help the recovering addict recognize how their emotional responses are affecting their loved ones and how to better deal with their issues to improve their personal relationships.
Using Therapies Like DBT for Substance AbusePatients in our Boston intensive inpatient program will all partake in programming like DBT for addiction help, but we believe that in order to give our patients their greatest chance of success in recovery, they need to have a variety of tools to stay sober.
To help them fill up their toolbelts, all of our patients will learn about relapse prevention and be exposed to various addiction rehab therapies that are designed to help them combat addiction triggers in the real world. These therapies also promote self-awareness and can give patients a better understanding of the root causes of their substance abuse as well as how to move past them. With a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapies like DBT for addiction, our patient at Banyan Detox Stuart can feel confident about their sobriety and their recovery journey that is yet to come.
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