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DBT for Addiction

There are many different therapies available for treating substance use disorders (SUDs), alcohol use disorders (AUDs), and other mental health issues. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) is a means of talking through a person’s problems. Therapy sessions involve an individual and their therapist in different settings to find the root cause of their conditions and disorders and determine healthy ways of working past them.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with strong educational components developed to provide skills for dealing with social relationships and coping with intense emotions.

DBT helps curb the self-destructive impulses of chronically suicidal patients, as well as treating borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, and a growing collection of psychiatric conditions. It is made up of group discussions and individual therapy sessions, both conducted every week for six months to a year,