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People suffering from addiction, mental health issues, or both are typically prescribed some form of therapy. While cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most common, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is also often prescribed.
Which form of therapy is best depends on their specific situation, symptoms, and personality. Some people respond better to one than to the other. So what it is and how it can benefit people struggling with mental health and substance use.
DBT was originally invented to treat one specific condition, namely borderline personality disorder (BPD). That does not mean that it can only be used to treat that or that it is always the best treatment for BPD.
DBT is essentially a series of learned skills that help people improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, be present, and communicate more effectively with others.
Therefore, it works well for anyone who is having these issues and can be particularly useful for those whose mental health issues are affecting their relationships with others, ability to hold down a job, etc. DBT generally consists of both one-on-one therapy sessions and group sessions to work on and practice the skills with others.
Dialectical behavioral therapy is, in fact, a subset of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Both forms attempt to break negative patterns and instill more positive ways of thinking.
However, DBT deals specifically with balancing opposites. Dialectics in philosophy is a method of argument that involves the bringing together of opposing sides in dialogue, sometimes literally.
In this case, the opposites are “acceptance” and “change,” kind of like in the Serenity Prayer. The skills training involves learning to hold opposite perspectives at once.
Some people benefit more from DBT than others. The people who tend to benefit the most are:
DBT may be used on its own or in conjunction with medication and other types of therapy, such as art or music therapy.
The exact schedule will depend on the person’s needs and lifestyle. Once learned, DBT skills should become a lifelong practice and integrate into the person’s life. This is not quite the same thing as “coping mechanisms.”
So, what are these skills? They are split into four areas, two of which are “acceptance,” and two of which are “change.”
These skills alone can represent a promising long-term intervention across many populations and settings. However, they also work well as part of a comprehensive rehab and detox program.
We offer dialectical behavioral therapy (as well as cognitive behavioral therapy) as part of our comprehensive detox and rehab programs. Our programs also include a variety of other treatments including art and music therapy, yoga, family therapy and physical fitness.
The precise program followed is individualized to each person to help them achieve their goals, face the physical and mental challenges of addiction, and deal with any mental health issues they might have.
To find out more and to talk about you or your loved one’s addiction problems, contact Restore Detox Centers.