Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Pennsylvania

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based therapy. DBT helps a person overcome addiction behaviors and negative feelings. DBT also helps people create new behaviors that create a strong foundation for addiction recovery. Moreover, finding healthy ways to handle stress or anxiety is crucial for long-term recovery.

Addiction is often described by self-destructive behaviors and feelings individuals have about themselves. The physical, mental, and chaos caused by persistent drug use can exaggerate these patterns even more. This predicament cannot only harm a person’s wellbeing but also ruin relationships, and cause job loss.

Dialectical behavior therapy at BriteLife Recovery in Pennsylvania nurtures a balance between change and acceptance so that a person can move incrementally forward in recovery. As psychotherapy increases, clients learn to cope with cravings and triggers with relapse prevention tools. Together, these changes support sobriety and create an improved mind-body-spirit balance.

DBT underscores a balanced quality of life, while also working to reduce behaviors that cause damage. It is helpful for treating individuals who have a hard time regulating their emotions.

DBT Boosts Life Skills

One of DBT’s key tenets is to help clients learn life skills that support their sober lifestyle. However, addicts eventually stop self-care, including appearance and cleanliness. In countless cases, people come to rehab in disarray and poor health. DBT helps clients to understand areas of their life that they need to work on. Once the therapist and client have agreed on these areas, they collaborate to develop a set of life skills that will neutralize their destructive patterns.

Typically, how a person reacts to a situation will influence the outcome. This is especially valid when a person’s judgment is controlled by addiction. To counteract this, coping skills are tailored to fit the problems (triggers) a person faces daily.

Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT is used in addiction recovery treatment because it focuses on behaviors that are obstacles to advancing a sober lifestyle. At the same time, DBT focuses on substance use disorder and how it affects one’s health and everyday life, while also encouraging positive behaviors important for overcoming addiction.

These behavioral objectives include:

  • Reducing withdrawal symptoms
  • Preventing triggers
  • Reducing cravings
  • Improved relationships
  • Resume normalcy

If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use disorder, then BriteLife at Hanover may be able to help. Call us today at 866-470-1464 to learn more.

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